How Long to Nap for the Biggest Brain Benefits
Smart-sounding idea, but I got a chuckle when I read it at the thought that something like keys falling from my hand would be able to wake me up. I'm an insomniac and a death-sleeper (who's basically NEVER aware of his dreams, so I couldn't even tell you whether I'm sleep deprived or not), I have the "takes me more than 20 minutes just to fall asleep" problem someone else mentioned, coupled with the difficulty that once I'm there, I could sleep through the detonation of a low-yield nuclear payload within a mile or so of my location. My early-adult life was spent questing for progressively harsher alarm clock technology (I early-on ruled out anything piezoelectric, if it didn't have a real, physical fire bell inside it there was no hope), and I'd still end up sleeping through them. Napping just isn't in my makeup. I can't risk going to sleep if I need to be awake again in less than 4-5 hours, because it simply won't happen.
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