Wellness

Matthew Walker’s Defense of Napping: 5 Benefits of Napping

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 4 min read

Experts say short naps can increase relaxation, reduce fatigue, improve mood and mental health. Still, their reputation as a sign of laziness has led many to gloss over napping’s inherent benefits. Learn more about the benefits of napping and why sleep expert Dr. Matthew Walker thinks it’s time to sidestep the stigma and reclaim the nap.