I just wanted to put in a good word in favor of naps. Several times now, I’ve come home from work and have been completely demotivated as far as studying goes - and have myself 1/2 convinced I need to have a night off to “veg” in front of the TV. But - instead, I’ve had a nap. Mind you, this is at 6pm or so - I just lie down and set a timer alarm for 60 mins, figuring I’ll take 15-20 mins to fall asleep. I wake up at 7pm, relaxed and refreshed - make a quick supper of soup & salad - and I’m ready to go for a night of studying.
I was a real skeptic on this until I tried it - and having the nap doesn’t seem to effect my ability to go to bed at a normal time.
so - the next time you cannot face the books - try a nap!