Afternoon power nap: 20 minutes can boost everyone

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A new study shows that by taking at least 20 minutes of nap in the afternoon, you can increase your creativity and problem-solving ability. Also, the nap can reduce risks of diabetes, heart problems and depression, which often occur if you do not get enough sleep.

Even a loss of one hour of sleep is detrimental to individuals that already struggle with their sleep, and going down to as little as four hours of sleep is a dangerously low amount.

Bosses should consider allowing staff to take a short nap in the office. It can make a huge difference, suggests researchers. 20 minutes nap can make a huge difference.

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A bit of advice, for all working people

#sex #worklife #stress #productivity #mood

A new research claims that consensual sex after a hard day of work can give your work a boost the next day.

The research was carried out by a team from Oregon State University, University of Oregon and University of Washington, and researchers followed 159 married employees over the course of two weeks. The employees were asked to complete two brief surveys each day.

It was reported that employees reported more positive moods the next day after having consensual sex at home, and this better mood in the morning led to more sustained engagement in their work and job satisfaction.

The study is equally strong for both men and women. Sex triggers the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with the reward centers in the brain, as well as oxytocin, a neuropeptide associated with social bonding and attachment.

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