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Grads, Give Yourself Permission to Nap

December 6, 2017

Austin A. Deray

Fun Fact 1: Question, can you guess who wrote the following in his memoir?[i]

Nature had not intended mankind to work from 8 in the morning until midnight without the refreshment of blessed oblivion which, even if it only lasts 20 minutes, is sufficient to renew all the vital forces.[ii]  

Yes, you are correct: it is Sir Winston Churchill. He napped daily during World War II. Why can’t we as graduate students?  We need to nap, too! During graduate school, when we are trying to balance the multiple demands of school, work, and personal lives, it can be tempting to think of sleep as …