What happened to my previous review? I gave this book a five star rating some eight months ago. I did not use any offensive or derogatory words, yet it got removed. I had become a certified buyer before having written a review of this book. In fact, I bought two books of this title, and gave one to a medical practitioner to advise his patients.
The book is well written by an expert, and informative. It confirms what I discovered for myself, and tells me much more.
It also confirms what some other cultures have been practising for centuries (e.g. siesta)
The industrial revolution took it away from us, and the technological revolution hasn't given it back. "Captains of industry" want us to continue slaving without energy-renewing breaks, which is why there is still a taboo about taking energy naps. Napping is considered an old-folks pastime, partly because capitalism exploits youth for lower wages, thereby contributing to ageism.
There wouldn't be many references (referred to by another reviewer) because the author is one of a few experts in the field. She does mention having consulted other experts, such as those in neurology, etc.
If/when the concept and practice gets accepted in society, no doubt other authors will use her as a reference. I came across the title of this book while reading “The Practice of Practice” by an expert musician describing various methods of improving one’s music practising skills, including rest periods (which in turn includes napping) – so there’s already someone giving her credentials by referring to her text!
The author explains the concept and practice very well, showing which times of the day it is best to practise it, and for how long for specific benefits (between twenty to fifty minutes for various energy state benefits)
Read the book and see for yourself. And don’t feel guilty about taking naps between intensive, long working periods. Any criticisms levied at you for doing it will come from the uninitiated, prejudiced, and ignorant, who have no interest in finding out about themselves.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1381 KB
- Print Length: 160 pages
- Publisher: Workman (30 December 2006)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B8UDC1U
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 39 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #340,464 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)