But the science is undeniable; we need sleep, and most of us simply aren’t getting enough. We literally can't survive without it, so it’s time to stop fighting it. 

The reality is that if you need to be at peak condition, you must sleep. Pilots and top athletes sleep as much as they can get away with, and so should you.

Many of us come from cultures that traditionally embraced the mid-day rest, but that tradition has been abandoned in the service of productivity. The siesta is a daily habit worth cultivating: It’s a reset that will restore and energize you for the second half of your day. Since we are spending so much time at home these days, we suggest using this opportunity to integrate naps and rest into your routine. 

We know you’re wondering how you’re going to find the time but our question to you is, how can you not?

Give our siesta ritual a one week trial. We bet that you’ll feel better and who knows — it might become part of your daily routine. 

When your sleep time is done, take down notes. The time between sleep and wakefulness is fleeting — take advantage of it and see what creative ideas your brain has gifted you in return for sleep. 

If you’re feeling groggy after your nap, you might want to eat or drink something light and delicious to ground you. Review your notes and carry on with the rest of your day, refreshed and ready to tackle what comes next.