Feature by Jamie Miller
Heard of the term 'power nap'? It was coined by Dr James B Maas - Ivy League professor and the man who revolutionised our understanding on the importance of sleep. Today, Dr James B Maas continues to teach at Cornell University, where for forty years he taught Psychology 101.
In between his busy teaching schedule, Dr Maas has produced numerous films for PBS and BBC, and written a number of best-selling books. His latest book is called 'Sleep for Success! Everything You Must Know About Sleep But Are Too Tired To Ask' and will be available for Amazon very soon.
I am delighted to that Dr James B Maas has kindly let me interview him on how changing our sleeping habits can improve our quizzing abilities!
Interview with Dr James B Maas
How might increased sleep have an effect on a person's quizzing abilities?
Significant improvement on concentration, memory, creativity and critical problem solving when you are fully rested and alert.
How much sleep are we supposed to be getting?
7.5 to 8.5 hours of sleep/night for adults, 9.25 for teens through 26 yrs of age.
What would you recommend to someone who wants to improve their brain-power through sleeping?
1) Meet sleep requirement every night.
2) Keep a regular sleep-wake schedule 7 days/nights a week.
3) Get one long block of continuous sleep.
4) Make up for lost sleep
All these are in my new book, as well as in my previous book, 'Power Sleep'
If you were on quiz team, what would your fun specialist subject be?
Information about sleep
Dr James B Maas' best-selling book 'Power Sleep' is available from Amazon here: Power Sleep
'Sleep For Success! Everything You Must Know About Sleep But Are Too Tired To Ask' is currently available from www.authourhouse.com.