Well Rested: Can’t Get Anything Done At Work? Have A Nap!

Well Rested: Can’t Get Anything Done At Work? Have A Nap!I read in the news this week that an IT company in Toronto bought a Nap Pod to have at the office so employees could take a nap at work. What a great idea. You may not want to spend $14000 on a fancy Nap Pod, but I have a few tips for you to help you get a little quiet time at work, to perk you up and make you much more productive for the rest of the day. Now how can your boss argue with that?
 Most of us do not get enough sleep at night. Even if we are in bed for 7-8 hours, our sleep can be disrupted and cut our actual sleep time to a fraction of that. We might function at full capacity in the morning, but after lunch, our productivity and concentration leaves much to be desired. Even if you do not actually fall asleep, a little quiet time during the day can do wonders for your afternoon work and mood. Here’s how.
 The best time to have a rest is right after lunch and not after 2 pm. You do not want your nap interfering with the quality of your nighttime sleep. Get yourself to a dark quiet space. Set your alarm for 20- 30 minutes. This will allow you a short nap or enough quiet time to rejuvenate your mind and body.  Turn off your phone, lean back, listen to your breathing and imagine yourself in a lovely, quiet setting. I like to imagine that I am laying on a porch swing with a cool breeze blowing. With your eyes closed, you can be anywhere. This rest time is a great way to clear the business of the morning out of your head and get you ready for a terrific afternoon.