Not all naps are created equal. Some naps have been shown to rejuvenate where others boost creativity. What's more, when you nap can be as important as how you nap. Here's how to nap like a professional, nap-taking machine. Here's how to nap like you MEAN IT.
It happens to the best of us: You stayed up late getting down on a Tuesday night (read: re-watching True Detective and eating Seamless until 5am), and come Wednesday, you can barely keep your eyes open. Desk napping is far too risky, so what's a comatose professional-about-town to do? Why, pull up Google Naps, of…
The concept of the power naps divides opinion: some people firmly stand by them, while others think they offer no tangible benefit at all. If you're a doubter, this video may be enough to convince you that they really do work.
Their website puts it simply: "Pillow. Blindfold. Earmuff. $14.99." And when you think about it, what do you need besides some comfort, some darkness, and a little quiet to achieve naptime. Even sitting on the can at work.
The WakeMate, a sensor-laden wristband packaged with sleep analysis software, determines the optimal wake-up point in your REM cycle and adjusts your alarm for that moment. It also lets you say you really use your iPhone 24/7.
When I was in college I worked as a security guard in an art museum. God, it was boring. Each day I would wander quiet, empty rooms on the brink of falling asleep standing up.
With all the work that needs to be done, it's often difficult to get a good night's sleep. Knowing this, some Russian dudes with a vision have decided to create a working pillow keyboard.
The EnergyPod by Metronaps promises to "improve employee morale while boosting the bottom line" by encouraging powernapping at work. It's basically a jazzed-up recliner with a blast shield that provides a "semi-private acoustical and visual environment." When it's time to wake up after 20 minutes the chair starts…