I am the biggest advocate of taking naps. It gives you a lot of energy to excel the rest of the day!

Why you should take power naps

In my monthly column on www.youbeauty.com, I recently wrote that sleeping is probably my favorite hobby 

When I was younger, I would always take a nap just right after I came home from school, before starting my homework. Right now, in between pictures on a shoot, or when I am at home working, I still take naps.

How to take a power nap

It does not really have to last a long time, it can be between 15 to 30 min. You can lay down on a bed, sofa, out on a field of grass or on a floor! Even in your lunch break you could enjoy a moment of sleep. (If you are one of the lucky ones who enjoy having an office by themselves).

I believe naps are the best thing for you to revive yourself, so go close your eyes and doze off for 15 minutes or so!

Funny story about the picture above: It was shot by Juergen Teller in Berlin somewhere in the second half of the 90’s. I was tired and during a break from shooting I went to take a powernap. When I woke up Juergen Teller was in my face taking this picture! Amazing it ended up being such an important image in the campaign for Jigsaw. I told you taking a nap is important! ;)

Love, Lonneke

First published on December 18th 2011, updated in 2020

Photo by Juergen Teller for Jigsaw London