Growing up, my Father was a very early riser and like clockwork he’d take a nap regularly around noon to early afternoon.
And guess what?!
At the time of writing this I’m just awake from a fantastic nap and feeling relaxed!
Check this out from Mednick.
“Once you’ve carved out those precious minutes, you need to make this nap time a regular feature of your day. Just as we’ve developed a detailed trail of cues for our minds and bodies to recognize that it’s time for night-time sleep, we need to fashion a similar set of cues that will indicate that it’s nap time. Consistent scheduling allows the body to associate that hour with the nap and all other concerns to more easily fade away.”
When you’re rocking performance and seeking to learn and develop it’s especially important to get rest and recovery intervals.