Life Hack: The Power Nap


Years ago, my dad taught me something important. He showed me how to take a 20 minute nap by lying on the floor and putting your feet up on a chair. This position helps out in a number of different ways.

This position is surprisingly comfortable when you first lay down but becomes uncomfortable over time. It will wake you up within 30 minutes of when you first fall asleep.

This helps out when you are alone and don’t want to set an alarm.
It helps to get the blood flow out of your feet and back to your head.It's amazing how much better your feet feel after this type of nap! I have used this technique to take power naps for years.

Sometimes, however, we want to take longer than 20 minutes. Here's a useful infographic to determine how long to nap if 30 minutes isn't enough: