Siestas Improve Overall Health; Who Knew Right?

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For years we’ve made fun of our CEO and his narcoleptic behaviors.  The man can doze off within seconds in odd positions and practically any location.  Well, apparently he not only knows his insurance, he also knows the importance of a healthy power nap.  So, are we just making this stuff up, or can a nap really be beneficial for our wellbeing?

We are all too familiar with afternoon grogginess where our mental awareness declines and could use a reboot.  In many other countries, entire towns and businesses shut down in the afternoon for this very reason.  There are even companies such as Google and Apple that lot their employees a quick snooze, therefore improving productivity.  According to researcher Matthew Walker, an assistant professor of psychology at UC Berkeley,  “Sleep not only rights the wrong of prolonged wakefulness but, at a neurocognitive level, it moves you beyond where you were before you took a nap.”

So, how long should our nap last?  Mind.com provides an informative graphic about the most helpful lengths of time to rest.

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So instead of feeling guilty and sluggishly carrying on throughout your day, come on over to Professional Choice Insurance in Irvine, CA and lets all take a cat nap 😉 We truly care about your health and the health of your CA small business!

March 16th, 2015 by Professional Choice Insurance