6/19 “Friday”


6/19 “Friday”

Back Squat

Granite Games Qualifer 15.1


Feeling sluggish or poorly recovered? Maybe you just need to take a nap (or just better sleep in general. Jump down the rabbit hole of sleep hacking by following the link the below article). A nap?! That’s a cardinal sin in our time-pressed world. Why nap when I can make my employer more money, make myself more money, dink around on the interwebs, be more productive, etc. etc. etc??? Naps are for babies, senior citizens, and unproductive members of society. If you need to take a nap, drink some coffee. Unfortunately, in Western society, nap taking is a sign of weakness. Luckily Westerners aren’t right about everything.

“The midday nap is a constant through many different human cultures. In Spain, Latin America, and the Philippines, you’ve got the siesta. Bangladesh has bhat-ghum, or “rice sleep.” The Greeks, Italians, Vietnamese, and even Chinese Ikea-goers enjoy a culture of napping. And though they aren’t ingrained into the culture, both Germans and Brits do a fair amount of napping on the sly. It’s not just culture and warm environments and big lunchtime meals provoking naps, though. Most people experience an energy dip in the afternoon, between 1 and 4 PM. This is totally normal. According to sleep researchers, it’s also the perfect time for a nap. Far from being anti-productivite wastes of time, a well-timed nap can boost cognitive function, improve work output, and make you healthier, happier, and a better employee (and person).”

Read the whole article at: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-definitive-guide-to-napping/#ixzz3dRJ45Alg