In high school, I had a friend whose father only slept about 3-4 hours a night because he was constantly working. His secret was to take 20 minute naps throughout the day, to not fall asleep completely, but to close your eyes and rest for only 20 minutes.
I’ve been so busy between work and teaching that towards the end of any given week, I’m just exhausted. If I take a couple of 20 minute naps throughout the day (usually around lunch and right after work between 5 and 6pm), I’ll wake up remarkably refreshed. It works well particularly after an all-nighter.
This survival technique however probably shouldn’t be sustained for long periods of time. After a few months of this, it’s wearing on me.
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