@jasoncavness Ahahah I was about to comment the same thing! I read something the other day saying that it's great to have a cup of coffee then nap for 20 minutes, apparently you wake up more energised then ever!
Huge fan of napping in general, but there is a science behind sleep. If you nap for around 20-22 minutes, your brain will actually become more active afterwards and will be more awake. After 30 minutes, though, you will feel more tired after the nap.
Naps are the most underrated element to boost our productivity.
It is simple - we need our brain to be clutter-free and focused to manage our tasks easily.
I sleep around 6 hours every night, and morning workout tires me out. Hence, I take 25 minutes of Power nap after lunch which boosts my ability to focus almost 10X.
Beyond 25 minutes, your mind goes into a deep sleep, which takes more than 1 hour to complete, and disturbing in the middle makes me feel worst than before, haha.
It helps us to be more productive because working while sleepy or tired can cause a fatal error in your work that can be even unforgivable, so you should organize and schedule the times for napping and work.
If I don't sleep enough at night, I do take 15-20 minutes naps during the day (never more than that or you'll feel sleepy!).
If you feel you are tired, you should sleep. It's gonna make the rest of the day much more productive!
Some people work that way (polyphasic sleep) including the Wordpress CEO - so this is a good idea for some people.
I think work should be judged on the final effect, not how long it took and whether you took a power-nap to get more creative.
Go for it 😴