How to Take 15 Minute Power Naps


When I was in highschool, I had a summer job that was 7am-3pm. We had 15 minute breaks and I would try to take naps during them with an alarm set after 15 minutes. Sometimes the naps would make me even more tired than I was before I took them.

When I was in university, I took a vocal training course. I learnt a lot of breathing tips including how to take an efficient 15 minute nap. I’ve been doing this for years now, in between classes, or short breaks from homework and daily tasks. It’s almost like meditation, because the tip to good sleeping is to be able to clear your mind. This is a great thing to try when you have 15 minutes or so and you happen to be feeling exhausted.

1. Find a quiet place
2. Close Your Eyes
3. Inhale Slowly through your nose
4. Exhale Slowly through your mouth
5. Repeat for 15 minutes (For the first few times you do this, you might want to set an alarm for 15 minutes. After you do this a couple of times, your body will tell you when 15 minutes are up)

Technically you don’t really fall asleep but it will leave your body feeling like you have slept a couple hours.

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