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Guide to Better Napping

How to nap - Boston.com

I'm a big fan of napping and often evangelize the transformative power of a quick Pzizz. If you're new to the nap habit -- or if you buy the propaganda that naps are only for infants and layabouts -- treat yourself to this cool infographic from The Boston Globe (shown in part above).

[via Arts & Letters Daily]

It's full of handy tips for learning when you're most likely benefit from a nap, how long to snooze, as well as what you can do to improve your environment for good sleep.

Yeah, yeah, I know. I've heard it before: napping shouldn't require a guide and software. But an astonishing number of people I've talked to just can't bring themselves to sleep during the day (and many sleep poorly at night as well). As a marginally sleep-deprived Dad, I'm all for anything that helps people get rested and refreshed, and the advice in this little guide comports with everything I've learned about making naps work.

Happy napping.

TOPICS: Napping

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Merlin Mann is an independent writer, speaker, and broadcaster. He’s best known for being the guy who created the website you’re reading right now. He lives in San Francisco, does lots of public speaking, and helps make cool things like You Look Nice Today, Back to Work, and Kung Fu Grippe. Also? He’s writing this book, he lives with this face, he suffers from this hair, he answers these questions, and he’s had this life. So far.

Merlin’s favorite thing he’s written in the past few years is an essay entitled, “Cranking.”




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