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New Study Says That Women Should Be Allowed To Nap At Work & We Completely Agree

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It’s the same routine for so many women. Get up at 7:00 A.M., get ready for work and grab a snack or make your lunch before you head out, then prepare yourself for the long day ahead. The workday is filled with meetings, a thirty-minute lunch and long hours spent looking at a computer screen. By the time you get home all you want to do is get into your pajamas and sleep because you need all the energy you can get to deal with the same, long routine tomorrow.

By the middle of the week, your schedule catches up to you and all you can think about is wishing for Friday to come and passing out on your favorite pillow.

The “I’m so tired” conversation comes up all time because women are actually tired all the time. Well, turns out women need a lot more sleep than men do.

Tell us something we don’t know!

The New York Times recently discussed the benefits of having a small catnap during your work day. After only 20 minutes of sleep, you’ll feel more alert and ready to take on the rest of the day. The main trick is not to go over 20 minutes, any longer and you’ll suffer from sleep inertia, which is that small period of grogginess you experience after you take a long nap.

Jerome Siegel, the director of the UCLA Center for Sleep Research, also told the New York Times that it’s important to stay away from caffeine and always stick to the same sleeping schedule. Whether you get eight or five hours of sleep, you’ll always wake up at the same time.

So, how do you get the most out of your 20-minute cat nap?

  • Go somewhere secluded like your car or an unused office space.
  • Set your alarm for 20 minutes so you won’t have to deal with inertia.
  • Get comfortable by blocking any lights and noise.

After your 20-minute mid-day nap, you should be ready to tackle the rest of your day like a boss… or at least not make yourself look like an idiot in front of your actual boss.

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