Saturday, November 11, 2006

Nappers of the World, Recline!

To be an enthusiastic napper in 21st-century North America is to be out of step with your time and place. In most of the industrialized world, a nap is seen as a sign of weakness, either physical or moral. The very young and the very old nap. Sick people nap.

Bums nap. Healthy, productive adults do not nap.

We are a culture that celebrates action, doing, achieving, an attitude that leads to a disdain for sleep in general. We stay up late and get up early. We pull all-nighters. We'll sleep when we're dead, and in the meantime there's always a Starbucks on the corner.

Read all of Kurt Kleiner’s sage article on the virtues of napping by
clicking here.


Finnpundit said...

Ah, but I can't get a good night's sleep if I nap during the day.

Michael Wade said...

Go forth and discover ye the wonders of Tylenol PM.