America, It's Time for Your Nap
A workday snooze can relieve sleep deprivation and boost your productivity.
Why Not Nap? continued...
"Union regulations always demand rest breaks," says
James Maas, PhD, past chairman of psychology at Cornell University. He has
written the book Power Sleep: The Revolutionary Program That Prepares Your
Mind for Peak Performance.
The results of chronic sleep deprivation are evident, he
"We're arguing that in terms of lifestyle, efficiency, and
performance, taking a deep breath in the middle of the day -- a short nap -- is
a good idea. Power lunches are accepted, why not power naps? Every worker is
allowed a break in afternoon, why not make it something that restores mental
health and performance?"
We learned it in kindergarten: A nice afternoon nap is just
that -- nice. It makes us less cranky and helps us get back into the fray. It's
possibly the best way to combat chronic sleep deprivation in today's world.