During World War II, Winston Churchill took nearly two hours to nap every day, even going so far as to get undressed and crawl under the covers. He insisted that his nap was essential, and allowed him to fit two days into every one.
Sleep is essential to stamina, and to good decision-making. And what better day to ponder these facts than National Nap Day?
Having a little trouble justifying that extra sleep to others? If your most cheery disposition isn’t enough inducement, you could cite the NASA study showing its pilots improved their performance by 34% with just a 26-minute nap. Or if you’d like more entertainment with that same high data quality, spend a few minutes reading up on the benefits of sleep from Dr. John Medina, author of Brain Rules.
And when is the best time for your nap? Generally 3pm will give you the most relief and largest performance boost, but any time is good. Zzzzzzzzz