Take a Nap! Change Your Life.

Take a Nap Change Your Life Imagine a product that increases alertness boosts creativity reduces stress improves perception stamina motor skills and accuracy enhances your sex life helps you make better decisions keeps

  • Title: Take a Nap! Change Your Life.
  • Author: Sara C. Mednick Mark Ehrman
  • ISBN: 9780761142904
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
  • Imagine a product that increases alertness, boosts creativity, reduces stress, improves perception, stamina, motor skills, and accuracy, enhances your sex life, helps you make better decisions, keeps you looking younger, aids in weight loss, reduces the risk of heart attack, elevates your mood, and strengthens memory Now imagine that this product is nontoxic, has no dangeImagine a product that increases alertness, boosts creativity, reduces stress, improves perception, stamina, motor skills, and accuracy, enhances your sex life, helps you make better decisions, keeps you looking younger, aids in weight loss, reduces the risk of heart attack, elevates your mood, and strengthens memory Now imagine that this product is nontoxic, has no dangerous side effects, and, best of all, is absolutely free This miracle drug is, in fact, nothing than the nap the right nap at the right time The work of Sara C Mednick, Ph.D a researcher at the Salk Institute and the leading authority on the study of the nap, Take a Nap Change Your Life is the scientifically based breakthrough program that shows how we can fight the fatigue epidemic which afflicts an estimated 50 million Americans through a custom designed nap Take a Nap Change Your Life explains the five stages of the sleep cycle, particularly Stage Two, Slow Wave Sleep, and REM, and the benefits each one provides how to assess your tiredness and set up a personal sleep profile and how to neutralize the voice in your head that tells you napping is a sign of laziness Not that anyone would have called JFK, Churchill, Einstein, or Napoleon a slug a bed Using the unique Nap Wheel on the cover and interior graphs and charts, it shows us exactly when our optimum napping time is, and exactly how long we should try to sleep even how it s possible to design a nap to inspire creativity one day, and the next day design one to help us with our memory There are tips on how to create the right nap environment, a 16 step technique for falling asleep, a six week napping workbook, and .

    One thought on “Take a Nap! Change Your Life.”

    1. Don't let the silly promises on the cover fool you--this is a down-to-earth and very useful guide to the benefits of napping and how to make them work for you. Mednick discusses the research on the considerable benefits of napping, details the best times to take naps depending on what kind of boost you need, provides information on the ideal length of naps, and explodes various myths surrounding nap (e.g taking a nap won't ruin your sleep at night assuming that you nap early enough in the day). [...]

    2. This is a book about naps and why you should take them. Naps don't work for me because I tend to oversleep and wake up groggy and nauseous. That however doesn't take away from the science behind napping, and why it's a brilliant strategy for some. The author of this book, Sara Mednick, is a sleep researcher who promotes her research into napping with customary American confidence and enthusiasm. I, on the other hand, am a curmudgeonly researcher who thinks there ought to be a little discussion t [...]

    3. I would give this book a much higher rating, but it doesn't have ANY references. Pretty sure if I'm trying to convince my boss to institute a napping policy (something the book encourages you to do), I'm going to need more than just this book as a citation. They're going to want to see I've done my research, which I will have to start from scratch, since this book doesn't even have a references page or anything. I wasn't expecting a full Works Cited; this isn't an academic text. But SOME guidanc [...]

    4. Take a nap. That is basically it.I found the author incredibly sexist, boring and annoying.Take a nap at some point most days. Ideally between 1-3pm for up to 90 minutes but it can be as short as 15 minutes and practically any time of day except for 3 hours before your main sleep time.None of the links in the book continue to work properly and her main website is full of spam posts.I've just saved you hours of reading the same thing over and over with a load of fluff in-between.

    5. كتاب بسيط بمحتواه واسلوبه، ومعلوماته متداولة بين عامة الناس. يبعدك عن الملل بالقصص القديمة الرومانية المضافة.واتمنى لو تطبق لدينا فكرة نوادي اخذ القيلولة المذكورة فيه.معلومة : ""مدة القيلولة من ٥ دقائق الى ٣ ساعات وماعدا ذلك يخرج من مسمى القيلولة. وافضلها التي تكون من ٢٠ الى [...]

    6. جميل جداً واكثر من رائع مليء بالمعلومات الجديدة وغير فكري عن القيلولة تماماً

    7. So here's my unanswered question: If it takes me 30 minutes to fall asleep for a scheduled 45-minute nap, does that count as a 15-minute nap or a 45-minute nap, and do I end up getting less-than-ideal sleep cycles in my nap?This book was interesting, encouraging, and easy to read a bit too easy, with a big font that came across as more "friendly" than "serious" and a feeling of oversimplification at times. But I did learn that my tendency to oversleep leads to my zombielike post-nap "sleep iner [...]

    8. Great explanation about the benefits of napping, you’ll learn it’s the key to improve your performance, mental clarity and much more.

    9. It's been a while since I've read this book, and it did not survive a recent move from San Diego to Los Angeles. Chad asked me to comment on it, so here I go. Everything that follows is me working from memory, so I apologize if I accidentally mischaracterize the book.Like Chad, I had high hopes for this book. Napping, and sleep in general, is one of those weird topics that people don't write about much, at least not in a convincing way. I forgot how the book was recommended to me, but I Googled [...]

    10. Very good book, about sensitive topic. It is the reason for successful life. You have to have good sleep and naps!!

    11. فوائد القيلولة:١- تزيد من حدّة يقظتك ٢- تسرّع من أدائك الحركي٣- ترفع من معدّل الدقة لديك ٤- ترشدك إلى اتخاذ القرار السليم ٥- تقوّي ملاحظتك٦- تقوّي نتائجك النهائيّة في الشركة تعمل بها ٧- تحافظ على شبابك ٨- ترفع كفاءتك الجنسيّة ٩- تساعدك على إنقاص وزنك ١٠- تقلل من خطر إصابتك بنوبة ق [...]

    12. I have a bad history of napping. I've actually been afraid to nap for MANY years due to an awful sleep inertia experience I had. But then earlier this summer, I had an accidental nap and felt amazingly renewed and refreshed afterwards. I'm usual fatigued, every day. So this was a wonderful feeling. Which led me to purchasing this book. I enjoyed reading it and find the topic quite interesting. The author's style is clear and friendly. Good, easy read, especially for us tired folks. But so far in [...]

    13. Enlightening and entertainingThis is a concise and fun read about a very interesting and important topic. The reader will learn much about what happens while they are asleep, as well as how to personalize their nap. If that last part sounds strange it won't after reading this delightfully informative book. It's filled with anecdotes and facts about famous nappers, as well as charts and graphs to help illustrate what happens during each sleep cycle. If you are not already educated on the phenomen [...]

    14. It's difficult to judge the book at this point. I will combine what little I've gotten from my doctor about how to help improve my quality of sleep with what I've learned from this book in following weeks and see if incorporating a regular nap schedule into my life improves things for me. Perhaps at that time I can provide a better review, and I may decide it deserves a better rating then. For now, though, my gut reaction is that it warrants three stars out of five, with a feeling that I've been [...]

    15. It is mildly amusing to see the author try to reach the general readership through fun facts, trivia and humour which is sometimes formulaic. But the subject itself is very interesting and the author did her PhD in that topic, which gives her some credibility. On an after thought, it might be the journalist co-author whom to blame for the trying to please the masses way of writing. But on the whole, this book is a nice introduction to day time napping habit and my actually convince you to become [...]

    16. If you're into napping, you should read this book. If you're not into napping, you should read this book.Sara Mednick, a leading researcher in the study of sleep--and napping in particular--lays out her findings on the benefits of napping in this simple, succinct, and useful book. She covers the various stages of sleep and their benefits, as well as strategies about what time of day to nap and for how long, depending on the kinds of benefits you're looking for. Strategic naps can be used to boos [...]

    17. My husband heard about this book on NPR. As I fell I'm perpetually tired, and often need a nap, he thought it might be a helpful read. I really enjoyed the description of what happens in each stage of sleep, and how you can use this knowledge to capitalize on creating an "ideal nap" for your needs. I tried a couple different naps, and they seem to work quite well. I've not yet taken the time to do the suggested two-week documentation of my sleep needs to really design the best nap for me. I'll u [...]

    18. A book that really made me get rid of coffee and start sleeping more. If you have a very busy schedule (like mine - working, living alone and being a student), napping is a life saver! It really makes you more productive, more energetic and more happy after all! Probably the information about how much a nap takes shouldn't be so scattered across the whole book, but more clear and concise. Nevertheless it's a great book for understanding your sleep cycle and the importance of good sleep, be it du [...]

    19. Good one on napping, and which wanders it can do for youYPOINTS:- To nap is always a good idea- And it will not mess with your nocturnal sleep- Napping earlier in the day, will increase REM sleep, and thereby your creativity.- Napping later in the afternoon, provides greater amount of slow wave sleep which is restorative, and will help you if you feel sleepy-You want a cold body temperatur at night, to optimize for sleep - but a warmer temperatur for you midday nap

    20. I was part of a huge sleep study in college and perhaps because of that, have always tried to keep up with sleep research. [Insert joke about dozing off while reading sleep studies here.:] Apparently, there has been a huge leap in scientists' understanding of sleep since about 2000, and this author uses the new ideas to finetune recommendations about why, when and how much to nap. She also attempts to combat anti-nap American culture. Lots of luck.

    21. This book basically tells you the following:-Why sleep is necessary-What sleep deprivation can do-The advantages of napping-How to make napping work for youAll of this is explained with a good balance between theory and how to actually make it work. Excellent book; everyone should read it!

    22. The book was good to read. It is very clear, enthusiastic, persuasive and it works. Now I happily nap during the day, and I have more focused, more productive time with my work and also feel better.

    23. Very interesting book on the science of napping. Apparently the time you take your nap affects what kind of restoration you receive. Fascinating. Easy to read. Part of my research into Polyphasic sleep.

    24. I learned that our bodies are desinged to nap! And I learned how to use naps at different time to increase creativity or memory or alterness depending on where I am in my circadian rhythm. More employers need to read this and provide safe and clean nap areas for break times.

    25. Very convincing and actionable. The information is a bit scattered but it's not long to read and well written. I missed some graphics and tables to represent the key elements in a more concise way. But this book is definitely a recommendation.

    26. Convinced me to start taking naps! If you are not getting 8 hours of sleep a night then naps will really help. Especially if you take them before departing work in the afternoon. I am much more alert on the drive home and in a better mood when I arrive home.

    27. كتاب رائع . والأجمل الجرأة في أن الفكرة هي رسالة علمية ربما قوبلت بالسخرية في بعض جامعاتنا العربية

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