This is just a partial list of famous nappers. Catching Zs where ever I can grab them has always been my motto. It’s one of the reasons I own my company and haven’t’ worked as an employee in 17 years. Take naps!
- Leonardo da Vinci took multiple naps a day and slept less at night.
- The French emperor Napoleon was not shy about taking naps. He indulged daily.
- Though Thomas Edison was embarrassed about his napping habit, he also practiced this ritual on a daily basis.
- Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, used to boost her energy before speaking engagements by napping.
- Gene Autry, “the Singing Cowboy,” routinely took naps in his dressing room between performances.
- President John F. Kennedy ate his lunch in bed and then settled in for a nap—every day!
- Oil industrialist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller napped every afternoon in his office.
- Winston Churchill’s afternoon nap was a non-negotiable. He believed it helped him get twice as much done each day.