If you’re looking for a way to improve your day-to-day productivity, finding some time to take a nap could be the answer, according to a survey of 2,000 Americans.
Researchers examined the napping habits and personality traits most associated with nappers and non-nappers to see if getting some midday shut-eye proved helpful. They found that self-identified nappers were more likely to think of themselves as productive people than those who don’t (93% to 85%).
Almost all comparisons between nappers and non-nappers in the study showed that those who nap seem better off. Nappers were more likely to identify as happy (90% to 79%) and confident (89% to 79%), according to the survey, which was commissioned by the mattress company Mattress Nerd.
But the biggest benefit of napping could be for one’s career.