Monday, June 16, 2008


I have always been an avid supporter of the nap. In fact, it is not at all uncommon for me to average 1-2 naps a week, and friends know that if they call me during a certain time of day, its likely that I’ll answer the phone sounding confused/crazy/like Tom Waits.

However, since college, I have found naps to be a way of staying alert and feeling good (this presupposes I wake up and don’t sleep through ‘till morning). And though there are lots of articles out there to support my views, when I found the above chart, I thought it worth sharing…especially for those of us trying to find the time, energy, and clarity to work outside of the 9-5 grind.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go fluff my pillow (without shame).

*incidentally, the painting pictured is Lucian Freud's Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, it recently sold at auction for $33.64 million.


kelly said...

I can tell you love words. And the title of this post made think of a play/movie you'd like, if you have not seen it.

Wit, the play, by Margaret Edson or
Wit, the film, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Emma Thompson

madeleine said...

I've heard of it, but never seen/read it. Thank you for the hint...I love it when my summer reading list gets longer faster than I can actually read!