Power nap at work

The effects of fatigue can lead to mistakes at work, but there is also danger if you drive tiredly in traffic after work.

You often cannot judge how tired you actually are and you usually notice it too late. Perhaps you already unconsciously take microsleeps, in which you are ‘away’ for a few seconds. Your thinking and acting are then interrupted for 2 to 15 seconds.

In addition, fatigue can cause you to suffer from Automatic Behavior Syndrome (ABS), a state of reduced alertness.

A good way to reduce fatigue is to ‘take back the throttle’ and relax at work in between.

How do you recover quickly at work?

A VITA Sentation power nap chair facilitates many forms of recovery thanks to FPS relaxation technology.

Sleep is complex and despite many studies it is still difficult to understand. There are still questions that scientists have not yet found the answer to. One thing is certain, sleep helps us recover. Whether it’s our night’s sleep or a short nap at work.

Restorative effect of sleep
Sleep affects all functions of the body. After a good night’s sleep, a person’s physical resistance and mental resilience are restored.

During sleep, recovery and consolidation of learning and memory also take place. The quality and quantity of good sleep are important. Therefore, be aware of your rest and take your recovery more often.

 

 

Extra recovery needed
If you don’t get enough sleep and you don’t get enough sleep, your body doesn’t recover enough. For example, if you are too busy at work, or if you experience a lot of stress and therefore sleep badly.

Do you work irregular shifts and are you tired? Night work disrupts your biological clock and therefore your need for recovery is even greater than during the day. Then take a short recovery moment at work, during or after your shift.

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Light sleep for short recovery

We sleep in different sleep cycles that are made up of four sleep phases, each with its own specific properties. One sleep cycle lasts an average of 90 to 120 minutes.

Sufficient recovery is essential to function properly and stay healthy. It is necessary to let body and ‘mind’ come to rest, to organize our memories and thoughts and to recover physically. We recover most during our sleep.

Short but sweet
Alternate work efforts with rest in between. Take a nap, but no longer than 30 minutes. You then remain in light sleep, during this sleep phase brain activity decreases and muscles relax. You will immediately benefit from the extra energy and relaxation.

Transition phase from wake to sleep. You have trouble keeping your eyes open and eventually fall asleep. Brain activity slowly decreases. This phase lasts a few minutes.
You no longer wake up to every sound, but you can still be woken up easily.
This is the really deep sleep. Respiration and heart rate drop to lowest rate. When you are awakened from this sleep, you are disoriented and you need time to realize where you are. This phase provides physical recovery.
You spend about 20% to 25% of the night in REM sleep. During this phase, your eyes make rapid movements. Your brain is as active as it is during the day, while your muscles are completely relaxed. You are dreaming, your brain processes information and restores all kinds of memory functions.
What do you do when tired?

Give yourself a moment of rest

Often you cannot properly assess how tired you actually are and you usually notice it too late.

The effects of fatigue can lead to errors at work, but there is also danger if you participate in traffic after a busy day at the office.

Facilitating short recovery at work improves the wellbeing of employess.

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Recovery at work

What is a power nap?

A power nap is a short, light sleep of 10 to 20 minutes, which gives your body and mind some rest. Taking a power nap regularly has a stress-reducing effect and significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.

In top sports, this form of recovery is often used in order to be able to continue to perform optimally.

A power nap reduces tension and stress, it can improve alertness and productivity. The benefits of a power nap are endorsed by many research results.

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