Do you feel sleepy? Seeing all those famous nappers napping?
Do you nap?
I do. Sometimes. But i'm not very good at it. Maybe I could get good.
Salvador Dali said napping was the secret of why he was such a great painter--he performed the "slumber with a key" trick. The micro nap. To do this he sat in a chair with a heavy key in his left hand (held between thumb and forefinger). A plate would be placed upside down under that hand. When the key slipped from his finger, the plate would ding and he'd wake up.
He learned this from some monks and also Einstein napped this way too.
Scientists say that these brilliant men had unknowingly taken advantage of what is called the "hypnogogic" nap which is when the mind--before it reaches stage 2 sleep--unlocks free flowing creative thoughts.
Sorry I have to go immediately and find a key and a plate.