Monday, March 4, 2013

Nap in the Afternoon - Summer in Maine Painting

Nap in the Afternoon
Oil on Wood
There is nothing like sleep.  I heard Matthew Walker who is the Principal Investigator at the Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley speak on the subject. He is very engaging and knowledgable. Bottom line: Sleep is essential. Life blood for the brain and our well being.
I would add that an afternoon nap on a summer afternoon in Maine will make one a better person in every way. 
NPR did a Science Friday program called "The Science of Slumber" the title of which I like a lot, and Walker is interviewed on The Science Network, although I had trouble streaming it. I heard him on a rebroadcast of City Arts and Lectures but unfortunately, they don't post audio online. If you get a chance to hear him, do so. Or better yet, take a nap.
And sleep well.

1 comment:

  1. I heard the replay of the City Arts and Lectures event. Very interesting. And now I'm deciding what night to drink alot to get the most amazing dreams when the chemicals hit the right spot!