How a Nap Can Boost Your Productivity (If You Do It Right)

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    Naps can be a huge productivity booster... or they can waste the rest of your day and leave you feeling like you just got by a truck. So what's the difference between a good nap and a bad nap? You'll find out in this video.
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Commentaires • 445

  • Moaz Ikhlas
    Moaz Ikhlas Il y a 2 heures

    I have the same soft blanketttt!!!!!! But it's a sky blu. Still!

  • Jon Mendez
    Jon Mendez Il y a 3 jours

    I nap every single day. I started it 30 years ago just because it felt good and felt great afterwards. Looking at my non-napper friends from that era, you would tell that something huge called "aging" happened to them, but not so much to me. I do look older that I did three decades ago, but I don't look like a train run over me. :-)

  • Ayrton Ng
    Ayrton Ng Il y a 2 mois

    my nap is 1-2 hrs long or sometimes the whole day

  • Jeremy Sickx
    Jeremy Sickx Il y a 2 mois

    Aaayyyyeeeeeeee lets do it

  • binducmss shaji
    binducmss shaji Il y a 2 mois +1

    he spelled inertia wrong

  • Shaheen Shaheena
    Shaheen Shaheena Il y a 3 mois

    Melatonin

  • Abdulaziz Alqadhi
    Abdulaziz Alqadhi Il y a 3 mois

    Thanks, this is really helpful :)

  • Mariana Vega
    Mariana Vega Il y a 5 mois

    Ugh I tried this and I felt sooo bad :(

  • Sivagnanam S
    Sivagnanam S Il y a 5 mois

    Spelling mistake in sleep inertia "intertia

  • Katie Marigold
    Katie Marigold Il y a 6 mois

    Love MMX. X4 was my favorite game from back in the day.

  • sjdjxxi nxnjdksk
    sjdjxxi nxnjdksk Il y a 7 mois

    whT if i do it the other way around? nap first then coffee

  • Raihan Khan
    Raihan Khan Il y a 8 mois +1

    The first guy with the key and plate didn't sound like he was power napping for creativity...sounds like he was tryna stay in some what of a lucid dream state before he fully went into sleep mode and forgot all his thoughts when he woke up.

  • Citizen T
    Citizen T Il y a 8 mois

    I like the graphic from the Beethoven Symphony No.1 first movement! A splendid piece of music for a young man of 25 or so.

  • Rem Remy
    Rem Remy Il y a 8 mois

    Greetings from England. This appears well-researched (that felt rather freaky to say). Never liked coffee ... however, found an idea of trying types of coffee - such as tumeric latte - in Really cold milk (love) . So here goes. Subbed.

  • 啊鹿Dizzyi
    啊鹿Dizzyi Il y a 9 mois +2

    "napping is a skill"
    -Thomas the frank engine, 2018

  • TheGreatRakatan
    TheGreatRakatan Il y a 9 mois

    I subscribed when I saw you put on Ace's hat.

  • June Twenty
    June Twenty Il y a 11 mois

    OMG I USED TO TAKE A 60 MIN NAP AFTER SKOOL AND WAKE UP DEAD AND SINCE LAST YEAR I STARTED DOING 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES I FEEL AMAZING AHAHAHAHAHJAJA

  • Yohannes Lazarev
    Yohannes Lazarev Il y a an

    I used to do coffee naps and it worked for me though i didn't understand why

  • Nicklaus Settoon
    Nicklaus Settoon Il y a an

    Ace researching hat. I see u.

  • Diego Apalategui
    Diego Apalategui Il y a an

    modern power nap? really? Siesta is a traditions for centuries in Spain...come on!!

  • Samwitha Sceptile
    Samwitha Sceptile Il y a an

    Oh and you JUST HAD TO add Minceraft in there, didn't ya?

  • FranktheTank
    FranktheTank Il y a an

    Yo that minecraft drop was cool

  • Sabina Grisi
    Sabina Grisi Il y a an

    Watching this after taking my "nap" of four hours :v
    Gees, I really need a sleep schedule

  • k eke
    k eke Il y a an

    20 minute naps???? um mine are atleast an hour

  • Rick Sanchez
    Rick Sanchez Il y a an

    Nothing like waking up from a good nap!

  • gene978
    gene978 Il y a an

    I’ve been taking 15-20 minute naps for 20 plus years and 99% of the time I do not doze off but, the benefit of clearing my head and relaxing my body gives me the boost I need to feel less tired until bedtime. Running a Small restaurant for 33 plus years is extremely Stressful and I couldn’t do it with out POWER NAPS.

  • Sid Sidney
    Sid Sidney Il y a an

    Tom: is is your best video yet! In Fact you have the best Power Nap video on FRclip!

  • MadisonVillegas1
    MadisonVillegas1 Il y a an

    "Squats and Oats"

  • Lava Yuki
    Lava Yuki Il y a an

    I find it hard to nap. I also do night shifts which really destroy my sleep patterns

  • Nirupama Shukla
    Nirupama Shukla Il y a an

    1)Time and duration -20min and between 1pm to 4pm
    2)just relax and don't force to sleep

  • Deven Loomis
    Deven Loomis Il y a an

    I just take naps on the bus.

  • Anthony Lopez
    Anthony Lopez Il y a an

    I nap during the day for 8 to 28 mins. Before 3pm and no more than 30mins.

  • Xime LP
    Xime LP Il y a an

    And if I'm still in school between 1 and 4?

  • Bloby fait des bulles

    Hello everyone ! I'm wondering if the benefices of a nap can be felt as soon as the first nap or if we need to have her like an habit for feel the profits. Thank you to respond ! ;) (and sorry the english's faults, I don't speak english very well yet)

  • daniel silva
    daniel silva Il y a an

    thanks

  • Bill Woo
    Bill Woo Il y a an

    90 is way too much. 10 or less, and you pop right out, full speed ahead. With 90 you hit deeper stages.
    He even admitted that, if you were listening.

  • Zar r
    Zar r Il y a an +1

    the pzizz should have a lighter version :/

  • Anudeep N Rao
    Anudeep N Rao Il y a an

    There's a wrong info given at 7:25, the name of the chemical is "melatonin" not "adenosine".
    Melatonin is a hormone that regulates the sleep cycle (or) circadian rhythm, whereas adenosine is a base compound involved in metabolism.

  • Tintenfisch Fee
    Tintenfisch Fee Il y a an

    Just tried to do one of those naps... Here's what happened: I set my phone alarm at 20 min but forgot to take the don't disturb out so it didn't go off... I also put a key in my hand and let my arm hang out of bed over a metallic thing I had laying around so it would make a louder sound. It didn't fall out of my hand 😒😂 only thing is that my elbow joint hurts a little... I kinda woke up after roughly 20 min by myself, but... Yeah 😂 anyone had similar experiences?

  • Mostafa AbdElTawab
    Mostafa AbdElTawab Il y a an

    Muslims have known Nap for over 1400 years
    And that Muhammad is the prophet of Islam and the Muslims are so
    Islam is the religion of the right from God in which the guidance of mankind

  • Anthony Vera
    Anthony Vera Il y a an

    As a Firefighter, we live on naps because our nights are so unpredictably busy. I'll pass this on to the guys to see what they think.

  • Wilien Rossouw
    Wilien Rossouw Il y a an

    If one is studying the whole dat but needs to still get allot of work done and feels one needs to revitalize is taking a nap in the evening advisable? Or unproductive?

  • Esoteric Services
    Esoteric Services Il y a an

    If you do it right or with the right person.

  • Allison Yim
    Allison Yim Il y a an

    The Skill of Napping... Mastered. Skill of Not-Falling Asleep... Level 0

  • Dylan Shaffman
    Dylan Shaffman Il y a an

    I think you forgot your power nap while spelling our "inertia" at 3:21

  • Denisse Mitchell
    Denisse Mitchell Il y a an

    I do the "caffeine naps" alllllll the time!!!!! Amazing stuff. Good to see other people use it too!

  • Taimur
    Taimur Il y a an

    Niiiice to time to one up my napping skills and become a master

  • Udit Singh
    Udit Singh Il y a an

    Great video Thomas! Can you also recommend lunch habits that can work in combination with this to best optimise our afternoon hours ?

  • Hannah Cartier
    Hannah Cartier Il y a an

    I love your research hat. Very snazzy

  • Muhammad Abdullah
    Muhammad Abdullah Il y a an

    This guy is such a damn beast hi Thomas are you an alien I really liked your videos

  • Salty Peanut
    Salty Peanut Il y a an +1

    3:21 Intertia instead of Inertia

  • I Love My Beard
    I Love My Beard Il y a an

    For some reason my workplace despises this, but I feel alone because I feel like I am the only person to take a power nap on my breaks...while everyone else is chit chatting
    The crazy part is after my shift I am full of energy, while most of my co-workers are in a tired cranky mood... so they ask me what's my secret.
    I tell them I power nap during my breaks, and then they say they couldn't do that because they will be even more tired afterwards...that's the part I am so confused about, can someone tell me why that is?
    I guess everyone's body is different.

  • Swan
    Swan Il y a an

    I love your videos so much! So helpful!

  • Alexander Klimentev

    I will sleep on the lessons

  • Kate_Marsoon
    Kate_Marsoon Il y a an

    you are so cute ^_^

  • Christian Myhre
    Christian Myhre Il y a an

    Do you have a playlist for what you listen to when you nap?

  • Caleb Rai
    Caleb Rai Il y a an

    That being said, I'm now taking a nap. Thanks for this one.

  • #Book Draw
    #Book Draw Il y a an

    I love a power nap 20 mins I good to go 💃💃💃

  • Being The Best Emma I Can Be

    I've been so enjoying Brilliant.org!! Thanks so much for introducing us to it.

  • ziri moula
    ziri moula Il y a an

    listen guys i slept ar 12 am i woke up at 4am i worked my ass off and aeound 10am i felt the urge of sleepin my eyes started to close em selfes and my focus shifred away during the pomodoros now after taking a 20mn nao i feel damn energized i can complete my scheduele now