I took a nap in the middle of my awake period because I was so tired. I woke up and didn't feel better.
BUT - I am hardcore so I continue.
I take my regularly scheduled nap and wake up after only 14 minutes, feeling great. I love it!
This is so wild. I woke up after only 18 minutes during my last nap and I feel great. Then again I felt great before it too.
The only sticking point I have now is that it's tough to fall asleep sometimes because I'm so awake.
it is amazing to me that this actually works.
I set Nap as a required daily activity a bit back.
It's been marvelously amazing.
The first few hours after waking, in general, are just so much better for willpower and creativity.
A decent nap -- sometimes even just 20 minutes will do, sometimes longer -- seems to give 90% of the benefits of "just woke up for the first time.
It's really marvelous. Try it. I'm mandating it for myself under normal circumstances, rearranging my schedule to nap, etc. It's that good.