I’ve never been a big fan of naps. I like to power through my day, tired or not, and get everything done that I need to do.
For whatever reason, getting some afternoon shut-eye always signified laziness to me. Or, maybe, the bigger reason is that I suffer from FOMO. Because a lot is going to happen in a 30-minute span, right?
Turns out, my tendency to avoid taking a break when I need to, in a valiant effort to get more done, is actually making me less efficient.
Watch the New York Magazine video below to hear more about the data that proves napping may be key to your productivity.
Photo of woman napping courtesy of Shutterstock.
Abby is a writer, career coach, and health educator living in Portland, Maine. When she’s not trying to make the world a happier and healthier place, you can find her cuddling with her cats, hunting down the city's best coffee and grilled cheese, or dipping her toes in the Atlantic. Say hi on Twitter .More from this Author