Improve learning and working memory – Quick naps have been linked to improved memory retention, as short-term thoughts and information can be stored in the neocortex portion of the brain, where they are archived for retention later.
Prevent burnout – Studies have shown that attempting to complete tasks without adequate sleep drastically reduces productivity. Naps can provide people with the necessary rest to stay productive and alert.
Boost creativity and improve the senses – Naps have been linked to heightened senses such as taste, smell, and sight, especially within the moments after awakening from a nap. Naps can also invoke dreams and unweave thoughts in the mind, which can boost creativity.