Naps make you smart? ooooh, Me likie. Check out this article on Naps. Here is a quote from the article:
Naps make you smarter and boost your ability to learn, say researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. In fact, they’re the brain’s way of making room for new information. The longer we stay awake, the less able our brains are to learn. But just 60 minutes of shut-eye can boost learning ability significantly, says Matthew Walker, a Berkeley professor of psychology and the lead investigator of a study presented over the weekend at the American Association of the Advancement of Science conference in San Diego, Calif..The research could be interpreted to mean that a biphasic sleep schedule – a good night’s sleep and a solid midday siesta, could increase intelligence.
I was just listening to some Jack Johnson this morning and he was crooning, “slow down people, you’re moving too fast . . . ” and I couldn’t agree more. Our culture is built on and measured by speed. The manufacturers have produced more and new products designed to increase our quality of life by giving us gadgets to do more and do those things faster to fit more stuff into our day. What results is not more time to chill, relax, decompress, reflect, be with family etc. Nope, we’ve filled our days with more deadlines and more productivity which in my opinion makes us less human. We do more and relate less. When relationships and connectivity to one another is what re-charges us (just look at the Cruise commercials, they are brilliant), doing more and relating less is not good for us. We are humans, not robots. Our bodies respond well to rest and negatively to stress and strain. But productivity is king and health/wisdom is a side item. We are better humans when we live simply, do less, relate more, get plenty of rest and feel grounded. On the 7th day of Creation, God rested. Shouldn’t we take the hint?peace,marshall