Rebecca Blithe spends a week skiving off for afternoon naps in pursuit of more energy throughout her day.

The promise

Most Kiwis work their way through a 9 to 5 job, schlep home to wind down and fall into bed exhausted, aiming for eight hours of sleep. But is this how it should be? It's certainly not the modus operandi in some parts of the world, where a culture of mid-afternoon napping sees activity and productivity extend well into the night. I find myself arriving home after work each day feeling exhausted. Could setting aside 20 minutes for a daily

The history

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The science

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The verdict