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Take the 3 hours

I was never sure if it made sense to sleep if you're going to be underslept anyways, but then I read the science in "Take a Nap, Change Your Life."

The verdict? When you're tired, getting more sleep can never make you more tired. The disorientation coming out of sleep is from being in a deep sleep mode, but it passes quickly. From empirical testing - I take almost any amount of sleep now if running low, and it works better.

Do you need sleep to make breakthroughs?

I laid down last night at 6:20PM for a 20 minute nap.

Knowing myself, I knew there was a real chance it would turn into a one hour nap. And that'd be good, too.

I woke up this morning at 7:50AM.

And I feel terrific.

I've become more conscious of how sleep interacts with other elements of life. There's certain types of days I can run well on without much sleep. The really grand secret of both managing people and of management consulting is that often, it looks like this --

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