How To: 9 Tips for Power Napping Your Way to a More Energized Day

9 Tips for Power Napping Your Way to a More Energized Day

If you like the idea of napping but have difficulty waking up after 20 minutes, drink a cup of coffee right before you lay down. As caffeine takes about 15 to 20 minutes to take physical effect, you can wake up from your nap ready to conquer the world just as the caffeine high starts kicking in.

Not just for cranky preschoolers, afternoon naps are a great way to recharge your problem-solving skills, creativity, and general productivity for the second half of your day. Try napping in a dark, quiet place—or use an eye mask and ear plugs. Keep your nap time to under 30 minutes—or if you are really exhausted and can afford the extra time, nap for a full sleep cycle of 90 minutes.

Got your own tips for napping? Share with us.

Click on image to enlarge.

For more napping tips, check out this WonderHowTo guide on perfecting the art of the 10-minute power nap.

Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.

Buy Now (97% off) >

Other worthwhile deals to check out:

Join the Next Reality AR Community

Get the latest in AR — delivered straight to your inbox.


You've done it again, Yumi! Nice!

Share Your Thoughts

  • Hot
  • Latest