1.A vacation makes you stay more productive.
2.A vacation makes you more productive.
I know these 2 sentences are pretty much the same, but I'd like to know the subtle difference. For me, sentence 1 sounds like more natural because it is more obvious that 'you' is a subject of action or state 'stay more productive'. If you had to choose one favorite expression, what would you choose? And how about followings?
a. A vacation helps you stay more productive.
b. A vacation helps you more productive.
Thanks in advance.