Can’t Sleep? Try ‘Quiet Wakefulness’ Instead

Stop trying so hard to nap. Resting could have similar benefits.

Cassie Shortsleeve
Elemental

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WWhen professional sports organizations are looking to build a nap room for players, one of the first things that sleep specialist W. Christopher Winter, M.D., tells them is: Don’t call it that.

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Cassie Shortsleeve
Elemental

Cassie Shortsleeve is a Boston-based writer. Her work has been published in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Shape, + other publications. Follow her @cshortsleeve.