Maybe it’s summer. Maybe it’s age. Maybe it’s even hard work. Whatever the reason I keep finding myself fighting off eye-closing, brain-numbing tiredness mid-afternoon. I resist. I force my eyes open. I try to focus on the work I’m supposed to be doing. All I achieve is to spend a couple of hours producing almost nothing.
Unfortunately it’s also rather pricey. The good news, though, is that you can simply buy the downloadable software for your Mac (US$39.95), without needing the purpose built hardware. Based on Maury’s review I thought I’d give the software a shot so grabbed the demo version.
I generally go to sleep at night while listening to music — I have six separate ‘sleep’ playlists on my iPod so I’m very accustomed to relaxing to music. In years gone by the radio would do it for me, too. I found the new-agey music in Pzizz to be just my thing and the male voice sounds slightly American British and is quite pleasing. Certainly the power naps I’ve taken over the last couple of days seem to have worked for me and I’ve now bought the software.
Possibly more important for me though has been the validation from reading the Pzizz website. There are plenty of convincing references about the value of napping, and the inventor talks about effective napping being more than just a quick sleep.
So, in the afternoons for the next little while, I’d appreciate not being disturbed: I’ll be powernapping with the Pzizz software.