Caught napping: the benefits of napping include enhanced ability to problem solve

Today is National Napping DaySleep, as Shakespeare once observed and insomniacs know, possesses great restorative powers:

Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care,
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…

Macbeth II.ii

Sleep is undoubtedly foremost on the minds of sleep-deprived Americans who turned their clocks one hour ahead yesterday to mark the beginning of daylight savings time.

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.

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