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July 15, 2008


Michael Sporer

Brain Rules is some great work. It has taken some time and discipline, but I have learned to "shut down" the busy day and reserve time for thought and reflection. Then sleep is deeper and much more beneficial.

BTW, I've read several books (including yours) on your recommended book list. Have you read "The Elegant Solution" by Matt May? It gives insight into the Japanese mindset.

Kyle Maxwell

re: 3pm

This might explain why mid-afternoon (2-3pm), I usually find myself craving a shot of caffeine.


No wonder we are all grouches here at www.thisoldgrouch.com

Pedro Ricart

by the way check this out http://www.slideshare.net/pricart/wake-up-its-siesta-time


About de 3:00 pm nap: Have you heard about the 'Siesta'? It's one of the most important and famous Spanish inventions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siesta

I'm an abosolute fan of it.

public speaking tips

Our sleep is one of the complex yet mesterious things that still we don't know a lot about,the only thing tha we know is that we need to sleep enough time to function properly throughout the day,but what i want to say is that no matter how many hours you sleep if its not a quality sleep,I mean here wether you reached the RYM stage or not...If you want more information about this stuff,just perform a google search.


Here's what I do to avoid it. It's called a caffeinated nap. Just before going to a 30 minute nap, take a cup of coffee. Make sure to nap after you take the cup, as coffee takes 30-40 minutes to digest. Once you wake up, its like you've been given an adrenaline rush.

A good short article about the sleep deprivation stories about an office worker can be found here : http://www.siakoi.com/health/sleep-deprivation-how-do-we-conquer-it.html


Great article, Garr. You really hit the point home when you mention that brain functioning really takes a hit if you are sleep-deprived. As a public speaker, one needs not only to have a clear head to communicate in a clear and concise manner, but also to remain sharp when fielding questions and comments. Sometimes, situations come up during a seminar where one really needs to think fast and come up with material on the spot. If you are not fully rested, this can mean the difference between a brilliant comeback or disaster.

I talk more about this topic on our video blog: http://www.ConfidentlySpeaking.com

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