Napping for half an hour or so in the afternoon helps a lot in improving mental clarity and performance. It's like restarting your day with same energy and enthusiasm you had early in the morning (after you overcome that sleepy feeling for about 10-20 minutes). There is a myth that napping reduces the quality of night sleep. That happens only when you nap for more than half an hour to 45 minutes. Napping for short periods can actually help you sleep better, if you are one of those who find it hard to wind down after a hard days work. However, not all are entitled to this heavenly experience and we, work at homers, have to be really grateful to be able to nap Just try!