Not long ago, I too was a non-believer of daytime naps. I always thought it was a waste of time. But power naps changed everything. And daytime naps were never the same again.
Here's a short list of excuses I have encountered that discourages people from taking power naps. The list is by no means exhaustive.
1. Think it's too sophisticated
Taking power naps isn't like learning yoga. It's ridiculously simple! You just take a nap that doesn't extend beyond 30 minutes. The only 'sophisticated' equipment needed is an alarm clock.
2. Don't believe it will work
Maybe it is overrated. But when done properly, power naps can boost your energy levels and improves your productivity. The only way to find out if it works is to try it yourself. But don't just give up after one nap, try it at least for a few days.
3. Too busy for power naps
Power naps can recharge your batteries - that's why you call them 'power' naps. But often it is not possible even to spare 20 - 30 minutes on a busy day. It is a personal choice. Maybe you can do without a power nap. But if you have work on a longer work shift or a night shift, power naps can help you stay focused, and feel less sleepy while you work.
4. Think it is a sign of laziness
Your boss may not be happy to catch you during a power nap. But napping maybe encouraged by employers in the future, as a measure to boost productivity at workplaces. So if you still think that taking a nap is a sign of lethargy, then you couldn't be more wrong.
So what is your excuse? Share us your reasons for not trying out power naps.
If you have started power naps but think it's a total failure, read our post of power nap mistakes
If power napping is a totally new concept for you, you might want to read benefits of power naps