Science says that a quick afternoon nap habit can recharge and relieve tired brain, so let’s fight burnout and seize the nap!
SLOW DOWN, TAKE A NAP
A Celebration of the Siesta
by Duopress Labs, illustrated by Marina Oliveira
duopress/Sourcebooks, November 2023
There’s a lot of love for napping, and a lot of science that supports it, but … it has a bit of a bad reputation, even though it’s an important part of many cultures! So instead of celebrating them, they’re a secret obsession for many work-fromhomers or corporate (under-desk) nappers. But naps don’t have to be stigmatized any longer! SLOW DOWN, TAKE A NAP will reclaim the siesta as self-care, in a funny, quirky, and sweetly illustrated way.
Packed with content ranging from the serious and data-driven to the hilarious and entertaining, SLOW DOWN, TAKE A NAP includes quotes (“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap. —Barbara Jordan”), definitions (What is sleep inertia anyway?), fun facts, flow charts, illustrated scenes, profiles of great nappers in history, and more.
Duopress Labs creates innovative books and gifts for children and adults. Recent titles include the TummyTime®, Terra Babies, SmartFlash™, Pop Out, and High-Contrast series; The Belly Sticker Book; 100 Pablo Picassos; My Fridge, and A Good Deck.
Marina Oliveira is the artist and designer behind the design brand Cottonflower Studio. With a degree in architecture from Northeastern University and more than 10 years in aircraft interior design, Marina has found herself designing patterns and illustrations of all sorts. She has collaborated with companies such as Publix, Camelot Fabrics, Note Card Café, Prima Designs, Blueberry Pets, Uppercasemagazine, Pictur a Cards, FabFitFun, and Flowmagazine. She currently lives in Brazil with her husband, her son, two cats, and a dog.