There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled. ~ Edward Lucas
In the Benefits of Sleep we found that we needed sleep in order to function at our best, but some 3% of us need less than 6 hours sleep including Thomas Edison & Margret Thatcher, while others like Albert Einstein and Calvin Coolidge needed more than 10 hours of sleep a year.
We discovered in Cures for Insomnia that one third of us suffer from insomnia which leads to feeling unhappy, listless, depressed, difficulty in concentrating and that insomnia can be caused by stress, psychiatric issues, alcohol, drugs and side effects of NSAID’s amongst others.
Ever since I had ME I have found benefit in power napping and there are lots of well known people who have also found benefit in power napping.
Want to be richer? Thomas Edison found that power napping helped him be more creative, and keep his brain functioning at a high level of inventiveness.
A large trial in Greece found that a sleep during the day reduced the incident of heart disease by 37%
Better Health as power napping helps with muscle and cell repair.
Increases your willingness and ability to exercise as found by Lance Armstrong .
Power Napping reduces stress.
Makes you more productive.
Improves Memory by increasing the brains ability to learn new facts.
Bill Clinton said that power napping helped him with decision making.
Feel Happier power napping improves out mood
In fact researches in California found that endeavouring to stay awake is downright unhealthy.
How long to nap?
Even a 10 second nano nap is proven to refresh you. While a 60 to 90 minute sleep will repair cells and allow time for our amazing bodies to carry out the functions and benefits outlined above. In between there are micro naps, mini naps.
Experiment what works best for you. For myself I find that usually I nap for between 20 and 60 minutes longer than that I feel a bit groggy. At what point do you feel the best, the most alert and happy for longest.
Winston Churchill summed up the benefits of power napping as follows
You must sleep sometime between lunch and dinner, and no half-way measures. Take off your clothes and get into bed. That’s what I always do. Don’t think you will be doing less work because you sleep during the day. That’s a foolish notion held by people who have no imagination. You will be able to accomplish more. You get two days in one-well, at least one and a half, I’m sure. – Winston Churchill
So find a corner, don eye mask to reduce light, ear plugs to cut out sound and maybe an alarm so that you know you won’t sleep too long and gain the benefits of power napping that Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton , Lance Armstrong and many other famous people found.
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Bruce Kidson 20 years ago had a life changing experience which got him thinking about the meaning of life and his purpose. Bruce spent over 30,000 hours and in excess of $150,000 in finding answers to these and other questions which he shares with you in his free mini course and in his blog. So you can live a life on purpose and with abundant wealth, great health and fulfilling relationships. Come and say hi http://www.facebook.com/yourwealthforlife