• Yes! Science Tells Me to Take a Nap!

    by  • February 24, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples, Writing

    meunderdeskI need a nap. Please don’t tell my boss, but I’m tempted to crawl right under my desk and zonk out for an hour or so. It won’t be very comfortable, what with all the electrical cables and cold french fries. But I’m a dedicated napper, and I know it’ll do me some good.

    And best of all, I now have scientific research to back me up. At this year’s meeting of the American Association of the Advancement of Science, researchers from UC Berkeley showed that a 90 minute nap around noon can help increase our ability to learn for the rest of the day.

    And for those of you struggling to get a decent nap, well, I’ve got some great news too! Lifehacker has this guide for getting a great power nap.


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.