Dedicated to improving the lives of truckers, Overdrive offers its audience guidance on how and when to nap.

  • Napping is better than coffee for mental sharpness. Tested for memory, those who napped did better on memory tests than those receiving a good dose of caffeine, who were not helped and sometimes were hurt in their performance.
  • How long should you nap? One study found that a 10-minute afternoon nap was remarkably effective. It doesn’t hurt to go a little longer, but going beyond 20 minutes is likely to entail a little grogginess upon waking.