Yes, naps are good for you! Find out the health benefits of napping. oneamongthesleepless.com Napping can benefit your health. Here's how to make the most of a nap. Researchers are working to pinpoint the benefits and possible drawbacks of taking an afternoon nap. #SleeptoPerform Series: The Benefits of Napping Feb 8, Pete Hamill once said, “The replenishing thing that comes with a nap — you end up with two mornings in a day.” Sir Winston Churchill. Napping can benefit your health. Here's how to make the most of a nap. More than 85% of mammalian species are polyphasic sleepers, meaning that they sleep for short periods throughout the day. While naps do not necessarily make up for inadequate or poor quality nighttime sleep, a short nap of minutes can help to improve mood, alertness and.