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You snooze, you muse: How to nap like a genius

By Doosie Morris

31 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. In today’s society, the pressure to constantly be productive can lead to a host of well documented ill-effects. Experts suggest that if one is not getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night, incorporating an afternoon nap could be beneficial.

Toxic productivity culture – that is, the nagging sense that we should all be “life-hacking” our way to health, wealth and happiness – comes with a host of well documented ill-effects.

While many of us are justifiably knackered, we are also haunted by an almost pathological fear of idleness.

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