First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 11/17/11 09:02 AM ET

Napping may not be as common as it once was due to our fast-paced society.

Despite a sometimes negative stigma, we may need naps now more than ever. Napping can make you more productive later in the day, allowing you to wake up refreshed.

Several historical figures understood the value of a nap. These famous nappers may make you rethink your approach or at least perceptions of the nap.

 
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Gene Autry
Seen here in the 1936 film Oh, Susanna!, Gene Autry was known to take hour naps in his dressing room between performances.
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