Napping Declutters Your Mind

If your boss catches you napping under your desk Costanza-style today, direct them to this article from NY Mag’s Science of Us. Basically, sleep is like housekeeping for your mind, and a nap “is like letting Marie Kondo loose in your brain”—meaning a bunch of your non-essential and irrelevant information is decluttered. The process is called “synaptic pruning” and it’s the reason we feel refreshed after a good sleep (and groggy after a bad one), but mostly it’s a great excuse to have a snooze on a Monday.