Sleep, as Shakespeare once observed and insomniacs know, possesses great restorative powers:
The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath,
Balm of hurt minds, great Nature’s second course,
Chief nourisher in life’s feast…
Knowing this, Bill and Camille Anthony, founders of the Napping Company, have designated today as National Napping Day to promote the numerous benefits napping confers, including enhanced creativity and problem solving abilities.
If this is the case, then mediators should not only urge their clients to “sleep on it” as they contemplate decisions but also allot time for parties to power nap when scheduling all-day marathon mediation sessions.