When we see something in the Wall Street Journal that catches our attention, well, we must pass it along.

WSJ provided a novice’s guide to naps.

10-20 minutes — Power nap, ideal for boost in alertness and energy.
30 minutes — Beware sleep inertia, a sleep hangover
60 minute — Best for memory
90 minutes — Improved emotional and procedural memory

I see no reason for anything other than a 90 minute nap.

BTW, has anyone noticed the link between the work alertness and the word alternative?

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Ann Roseberry

Ann Roseberry

Ann is a librarian. She has been one since the age of seven, second grade. She discovered the library at Marcus Whitman Elementary and never looked back. Her heroes are librarians and spies.Her home has been invaded by house rabbits and she eats what they do – carrots and parsley.

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  • Becca Lingley

    I love that this post and the WSJ provides validation from my love of naps. They don’t happen nearly often enough. But now, maybe they should be more regular… at least power naps anyway. 🙂

  • rachael hammer

    Too funny — I enjoyed an epic, 3-hour nap yesterday and thought the topic would make an excellent blog post. The pure joy of napping! It’s a lost art for sure 🙂

  • Lou Galindo

    Remember when we were kids and being told to go take a nap was like a punishment? What the heck were we thinking?? I love naps.