Recently my workdays have fallen into a rhythm. Email and meetings in the morning, followed by any urgent tasks. In the afternoon, I work on design projects for a couple hours then complete the day by responding to email, checking my calendar and scheduling events for the week ahead.
But research suggests that 1pm might be a better time for a nap than web design. In fact, there’s an ideal time to do just about everything, according to your body’s natural timing.
Take a nap (1pm – 3pm)
That’s right — the siesta is legit! Researchers tell us that your body temperature dips in early afternoon, causing a natural grogginess. A quick nap can help you stay more alert for the rest of the day.
The key is to limit naps to 10 or 20 minutes. Any longer and you’ll get into the deeper sleep cycles, making it harder to fully wake up.