Monday, October 1, 2012

I Believe in Naps

Naps are good.

Some famous nappers down through history can’t be wrong:
-Albert Einstein took a twenty-minute post-lunch nap daily.

Other famous nap-takers include:
-Leonardo da Vinci
  -Napoleon Bonaparte
    -Winston Churchill
      -Thomas Edison
        -Ronald Reagan
      -John F. Kennedy
    -John D. Rockefeller
  -P Michael Biggs (who is he?)

Tip #30 from my new favorite book is Take a Nap
The book is The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle.

Daniel says … “Napping is good for the learning brain because it helps strengthen the connections formed during practice and prepare the brain for the next session.” 

Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, found that napping for ninety minutes improved memory scores by 10%, while skipping a nap made them decline by 10%. 

“You need sleep before learning, to prepare your brain, like a dry sponge, to absorb new information.” 
Dr. Matthew Walker
Lead Investigator
University of California-Berkeley
“Study on Napping”

P Michael Biggs
Offering Hope
Encouragement Inspiration
One Word at a Time

To read more on Napping, follow these links

(This link states that there is a 20% increase in test scores after a nap compared to a 20% decrease in non-nappers)

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