Saturday, June 7, 2014

Please--call it gestating

Vincent Walsh, professor of human brain research at University College London, said people should be allowed to take naps on the job.

We are obsessed, the reasoning goes, with sleeping only at night.

You need to give your brain downtime by having one or two "sleeps" during the day, as the Brits phrase it.

A nap can be between 30 and 90 minutes.

People need to do less to be more creative, the prof says. Hmmmm.

Also--and this might convince you--undersleeping all week and then catching up on weekends, or social jet lag, could be responsible for increased rates of cancer, dementia, and diabetes.

I know it is responsible for lots of yawning--especially when I am speaking. There must be some reason for this. We need to get to the bottom of it.