On behalf of Mattress Nerd, researchers from OnePoll examined the sleeping habits and personality traits of 2,000 adults. They found an interesting correlation: those who identified as nappers were more likely to be productive.
In addition, 90 per cent of nappers reported being happy compared to 79 per cent of non-nappers. They were also more confident (89 per cent vs 79 per cent) and 75 per cent described themselves as career-driven, while only 55 per cent of non-nappers said the same.
“Napping is no longer a sign of laziness, but it’s another tool we can use to make us more productive in life,” a spokesperson explained.
While the jury’s still out on why exactly this is, we have our theories.
A previous study published in Personality and Individual Differences found that napping helps a person persevere through frustrating tasks (looking at you, endless Excel doc.) It also improves memory. Neuropsychologists at Saarland University found that a short snooze lasting 45 to 60 minutes produces a five-fold improvement in info retrieval.
Brb, we’re off to email HR about introducing an office nap room.
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