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How Long To Nap For The Biggest Brain Benefits

Taking a nap, we’ve seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain.  Everyone likes to get a quick nap in every now and then, but napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. The Wall Street Journal offers recommendations for planning your perfect nap, including how long to nap and when.The sleep experts in the article say a 10-to-20-minute power nap gives you the best “bang for your buck,” but depending on what you want the nap to do for you, other durations might be ideal.  For a quick boost of alertness, experts say a 10-to-20-minute power nap is adequate for getting back to work in a pinch.biggest-bran-benefits sleep-For cognitive memory processing, however, a 60-minute nap may do more good, Dr. Mednick said. Including slow-wave sleep helps with remembering facts, places and faces. The downside: some grogginess upon waking.“If you take it longer than 30 minutes, you end up in deep sleep. Have you ever taken a nap and felt worse when you woke up? That’s what’s happening — you’re sleeping too long and you’re going into a stage of sleep that’s very difficult to get out of.” – Dr. Michael Breus

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Finally, the 90-minute nap will likely involve a full cycle of sleep, which aids creativity and emotional and procedural memory, such as learning how to ride a bike. Waking up after REM sleep usually means a minimal amount of sleep inertia, Dr. Mednick said.

In fact, a study published in PubMed in 2002 found that napping even for 5-10 minutes creates a heightened sense of alertness and increased cognitive ability in comparison to no nap.  So really, you want to be taking a 10-20 minute nap for a quick recharge, or a 60-90 minute nap for a deep sleep rejuvenation.

In addition to those recommendations, one surprising suggestion is to sit slightly upright during your nap, because it will help you avoid a deep sleep. And if you find yourself dreaming during your power naps, it may be a sign you’re sleep deprived.


So good night everybody for the next 30 min…….


lots of love d


Ultimate Jet party in Paris



S.O.S. Hotel


Are you a frequent traveler? How do you feel when you arrive in all these wonderful hotels around the world? What is your first impression?

I travel a lot, I think that I was born in a plane and most probably I will die in one. However, whenever I arrive at a hotel, I just see how well and firm they are at the check in. I love the German style. Receptionists have a short, precise, straightforward conversation and ready to go. China is a little bit difficult, maybe because of the language barriers, and the fact that the culture does not allow them to have a conflict, so they say yes, without understanding what it really means.

After the check-in process you step into the elevator, 3 bags in one hand and the suitcase, short of time, so there is no time to wait for help. You realize that the elevator is only working when you put the card into the foreseen opening. OK, bags down, such a pity I had them already set so wellwell in one hand and here we go.

Exiting the elevator I realize after a short phase of orientation that my room is across the ocean, about half a mile to walk, friendly people greet me on my way there. The carpet in the aisles is slowing us down with our suitcase and here comes the first real problem – why on earth do hotels put this carpets there? More…


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Marshmallow & Future

Looking into the future has always been something mankind wanted to do, even if that future was unsure. But we know that the behaviour of kids indicates how they will act as adults. Considering all this, how does character form and behaviour impact success in business and life?


The most important revelation is that how you are as child mirrors your later life and business success. The famous “Marshmallow-Test” showed that kids are best prepared if they learn patience and understand in the early stages of life that the choice is between quick and small rewards or long-term and doubled rewards. The fights of some of them over Marshmallows makes us smile, but it is really serious and proven – patience leads to success and this is an unfailing truth.

We can learn a lot from our children. The fact is that they act without restriction except for having all their basic needs satisfied – hunger, love, shelter and thirst. That’s all. Putting this experience into adult life and, especially business life, is more complicated. Because our decisions are influenced by all the underlying experiences we’ve had in the past and, not only the experiences, but the outcomes of these particular experiences, may make us act in contradiction to how perhaps we should. More…


Why is it so complicated when men and women are talking to each other…




Your path crosses many expressions and one of them is AWE.

awe [C:] n (fear) crainte f; (respect) respect m, révérence f;
to strike someone with awe, (of person) imposer à quelqu’un, un respect mêlé de crainte; (of object, phenomenon) frapper quelqu’un, d’une terreur mystérieuse;
to be in awe of someone/something, (fear) craindre ou redouter quelqu’un,/quelque chose; (respect) avoir une crainte respectueuse de quelqu’un,/quelque chose;
to hold someone in awe, redouter quelqu’un,; I was in awe of the nuns, j’étais intimidé par les bonnes sœurs.

How creative is the publisher with the sentence: I was in awe of the nuns.

My mother tongue is German, good old Viennese German. To speak German is different from speaking Viennese, as the Viennese is a mixture of arrogant sounds and half spoken sentences with a special meaning of their own. Ask someone in Vienna for something he doesn’t desire and the answer will be: “Why not?” This means definitely no in an unspoken way.

In particular, the American culture has a problem to adjust to this, as the fast approach and shortened proximity is something that Viennese people do not stand and will immediately punish the soon-to-be-avoided person with utter ignorance, or even better by killing any joy. Vienna is not a funny city, it is beautiful but not funny, comments about the beauty will be overshadowed by the fact that everything is dark and bad, there is no reason to be happy, being from Vienna means that you are special and negative. No wonder why all these famous psychiatrists and most of all Sigmund Freud could really establish the Viennese School for this. Prague is different; it is the city of magic of miracles of everything that has to do with wonder.

The Viennese language is – if you understand it and you are able to communicate in it – very interesting and hasn’t changed for centuries. It differs in tone if you are rich or poor, if you are coming from the west or east -you simply can hear that – or if you are skilled, you are judged about it and immediately and then treated accordingly. More…





“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey


Zucchero and Queen with my favourite song


Changing Perspective is the only workable thing……


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