Nap and performance
Our vigilance naturally decreases 6 hours after we wake up. The French word “sieste” therefore comes from the Latin “sexta hora”, 6th hour.
This regenerative pause during the day is therefore important, if not essential, to
recharge one’s batteries
improve memory and responsiveness
increase vigilance by 100%
or regain one’s good mood
A NASA study showed that after a 15-20 minute nap, the productivity gain is 35%.
In China, the right to napping is enshrined in the Constitution. Regular practice (minimum 3 times a week) has also been shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease by 30%.
After the coffee break or the cigarette break, it’s high time to take a nap break!
Our survey of a Swiss public showed that 43% of employees are already tired on Mondays, and up to 92% on Fridays, 27% of whom are exhausted.
State of fatigue on Monday: 43% of respondents say they are already tired.
State of fatigue on Friday: 92% say they are tired, 27% of whom are exhausted!
Stress causes a wide range of health problems, including:
Headache and stomachache, anxiety
Sleep problems, excessive fatigue
Unhappiness, depression, burn-out
The benefits of napping:
A daily nap of 10 to 30 minutes:
improves memory and concentration
unleashes your creativity
increases performance up to 35%