Guilty on both counts.
People often think of naps as a luxury or a lazy, frivolous indulgence; but naps are actually productive and life-changing. They provide visionary space to reimagine, reinvent, innovate for the future – and heal from the past.
About 35 percent of the U.S. population sleeps less than seven hours a night. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, they) have declared sleep deprivation a public health crisis. In some communities – sleep has been declared the “new bottled water.” Although it can be had for free, it has been declared an upscale amenity. Nap bars are now established throughout the world.
Before I retired and worked – if we were going out during the work week – I would take what we referred to as a “power nap.” I love a good nap on a comfortable sofa with a sofa pillow and a blanket and even fifteen minutes can rejuvenate the soul. It is important for our bodies to rest and don’t think your body can run on less sleep because sooner or later it will catch up with you.
In fact, I have made it a practice to close my eyes while waiting for an appointment just to see what is in the darkness when my eyes are closed while people are talking, children are screaming, and not having to observe the activities in the waiting room which sometimes is easier than witnessing the ugliness of life and not making any judgments, not napping – just thinking and imagining of the past and the future.
In the end, by all means – don’t sleep with your phone – let it also have a “good night’s sleep.” It will survive and you will be the better person by having a good night’s sleep.