Sleeping Beauties

I love naps. But alas, drifting to sleep in the middle of a busy day and waking up recharged and refreshed is a luxury I don’t often indulge in. Too much to do, no time to waste! So I was intrigued by a report this week on FastCompany.com: The Science Behind What Naps for for Your Brain – and Why You Should Have One Today. From the article:

Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking, and memory performance…have been shown to benefit the learning process…helps to clear information out of your brain’s temporary storage areas, getting it ready for new information to be absorbed.

So now you know…taking a nap is anything but a waste of time – we need them!

My cat Frankie taking a nap

Frankie – snug as a bug in a rug!

They say cats sleep an average of 15 hours a day, but I didn’t believe it until I began to work from home. No wonder they’re so rambunctious at 5:00 am!

As I searched my folders for photos of sleeping birds, I realized I don’t have many. Why is that? Guess I’m always waiting for the action shots – but there is beauty in stillness.

Here are a few sleeping beauties:

Sleepy burrowing owls

Napping burrowing owls

Sleeping Caribbean Flamingo

Caribbean Flamingo tucks in for a nap

Juvenile great blue herons getting ready for a nap

Juvenile great blue herons get ready for a nap

Sleeping black-bellied whistling duck

Sleeping black-bellied whistling duck

Now, please excuse me while I catch a little cat nap!

Eddie takes a power nap.

Eddie takes a power nap.

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