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I mentioned on Twitter that I had taken a power nap, but wasn’t sure if it was effective (I was a bit groggy afterward).  footndale asked if I had followed the instructions on this excellent infographic on napping. I thought I would share.

GTD and Lifehacks Power Napping

Best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek Tim Ferriss offered his thoughts on forcing creativity in his post The Creativity Elixir: Is Genius On-Demand Possible?. In his first point on timing the creative urge, he mentions one way to extend a creative work cycle: I don’t believe that it isn’t possible to do more than 4 hours of good creative work per waking cycle. This can be extended only slightly by   Read More ...

GTD and Lifehacks Power Napping

I have written before about power naps before — short naps in the middle of the day that refresh and renew. Now it seems that researchers have discovered that afternoon siestas have health benefits as well. A recent study (registration required) discovered that Greek men who took a regular afternoon naps were 37% less likely to die of heart disease than those who did not. While the researchers admit that   Read More ...

GTD and Lifehacks Power Napping

As much as I’d like to be one of Steve Pavlina’s polyphasic mutants, its not a sleep structure I beleive will work with my job and family lifestyle. The basic gist of a polyhasic sleep schedule is to take many small naps throughout the day instead of a large chunk of time in the evenings. Mr. Pavlina indicates that after 90 days he sees no reason to switch back to   Read More ...

GTD and Lifehacks Power Napping