Frequently Asked Questions
Where did the term Power Nap come from?
When I was a student at Cornell University, one of my professors was James Maas, who put Cornell’s psychology department on the map with his research on sleep, and wrote a book called Power Sleep. It was Professor Maas who coined the term Power Nap and whose dynamic teaching really planted the seeds of interest in this subject in me. A Power Nap is a 30-minute exercise that yields the benefit of up to four hours of restorative sleep. The beauty of the power nap concept is that it is a natural ability and does not require as much training as meditation.
How is a Power Nap different from meditation?
Power napping differs from meditation in several ways. The primary way is in orientation. The Power Nap experience makes sleep the goal; the meditation experience does not. In fact, it actively discourages it. Having trained in both methods, I find the Power Nap a more natural way of finding rejuvenation. My experience, and that of my students, has shown that frequent practice makes for a well-rested and more energetic physical and mental life experience. The more you Power Nap, the better you experience and enjoy life and learning.
Describe the Power Nap sessions on the Power Nap CD in the Power Nap Kit™?
The Power Nap CD offers three different kinds of power nap experiences: guided relaxation through visualization of the body, tension and relaxation and a mantra meditation session. All three duplicate techniques I have used successfully in my Power Nap Club™ for the past two years. Each of the three sessions is accompanied by music from At Peace Media which my students found worked best for them along with my voice narration. At the end of each session, a bell or chime sound awakens you. You can nap for a shorter time but do not nap for more than 30 minutes maximum.