Napping is Good for Your Health

I love napping, although I don’t do it everyday. I’ve known for a long time that napping is good for your health and now psychologist Sara Mednick has written a book about it. She is a professor of psychology at the University of California in Riverside.

“Let’s look at the rest of the animal kingdom. Do any other species try to get all their sleep in one long stretch? No. They’re all multiphasic, meaning that they have many phases of sleep. Homo sapiens (our modern industrialized variety, anyway) stand alone in attempting to satisfy the need for sleep in one phase. And even that distinction is a relatively recent development. For most of our history, a rest during the day was considered as necessary a component of human existence as sleeping at night. As A. Roger Ekirch, one of the few historians to study sleep, put it, ‘Napping is a tool as old as time itself…”

“By the first century B.C., the Romans had divided their day into periods designated for specific activities, such as prayer, meals and rest. Midday became known as sexta, as in the sixth hour (noon by their way of counting), a time when everyone would go to bed. The word has survived in the familiar term siesta.”
~ Sara C. Mednick from Take a Nap, Change Your Life!


My daughter lives in Spain and she also loves to take a nap. Many Spanish businesses have two hours off in the middle of the day for lunch and a nap.

Wouldn’t you like to start taking naps? Napping is good for your health!

Books by Sara Mednick

Take a Nap! Change Your Life.

Mark Ehrman
Sara Mednick

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