Of course, we'd all be better off with 8 or more hours of sleep a night -- but that's probably not going to happen for most of us. So a daily nap can buoy us up when we're not getting quite enough winks at night. Remember this: napping is not a character defect!
A busy schedule may mean that you are highly successful -- conversely, a break in the day for a nap could be seen as weakness. But, I dare you to try napping regularly for 15-20 minutes at a time and notice the inspiration, productivity and alertness!
Now that I'm a freelance consultant and my home is an empty nest, I'm meeting enlightened leaders across all industries who embrace the scientific findings which prove that proper sleep is a sensible management tool for enhancing creativity, problem solving, and decision making.
When I see these alarming numbers, it's clear that something is fundamentally wrong. The consequences of unhealthy sleep habits are deeply affecting American youth. It's clear that tired, stressed out students need to maintain healthy sleep patterns and invest in their self-care.