The effects of a good, quick nap go beyond the immediate benefits. Scientists have observed how daily naps can reduce blood pressure, improve immunity, and even lower your chances of dying from heart disease. Harvard sleep researcher Robert Stickgold says naps can even make people better problem solvers. His research has shown that naps help people pick out important information from all the noise.
Longtime nap skeptic and author Daniel Pink says this kind of coffee nap, or “nappuccino,” as he dubbed it, recently changed his life for the better.