Many people who don’t sleep well or enough, believe that a cup of coffee will solve the problem with the drowsiness in the morning. But it is true that the coffee in the afternoon can make people restless tense, and disrupt their sleeping pattern.
In order to stay alert and awake at work, researchers have found that a short nap during the day will be of great help. Actually, nap boosts alertness even better than long bouts of sleep.
According to a 2015 study, the naps strengthen the immune system by reversing the effects of sleep deprivation. Naps are highly refreshing, and what is more important they won’t interfere with the night sleep.
Many other studies confirmed the facts about the naps and researchers found that 30-minute nap between tests stopped the deterioration in performance, and a 60-minute nap even reversed it.
Sara Mednick, associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside states that naps had the same magnitude of benefits as full nights of sleep if they had a specific quality.
However, in most of the cases, there can be uncomfortable to take a nap in front of the colleagues in the office in the chair with the head on the desk.
The Greek designer, Nancy Leivaditou found an ingenious solution- a multipurpose desk that can morph into a bed on activation, called 1.6 S.M. of Life Desk.
It has the mattress hinged up on one side and the upper layer is a sturdy piece of lacquered wood. Its sides that accommodate the head and feet are boarded up by plywood, which can be reclined. By sliding the top board backward from the sitting position and pushing back the mattress you are ready for a nap!
For those who don’t need a nap, but just need a small break it has a built-in TV. This type of bed is also excellent for home space.
Warning – make sure you always set the alarm before turning in, to avoid sleeping longer than planned!