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22 Famous Nappers: How Napping was these People’s Key to Success

An afternoon nap can be a great way to recharge your batteries and get ready for the rest of the day. But did you know that many famous people have been known to take a nap? – Here, we’ll explore celebrities who have enjoyed the benefits of daytime napping, from the BC to the present day.

1. Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)


People has napped since the dawn of time. In fact, a midday siesta is a part of our DNA. That being said, Aristotle is probably the first self-professed napper in history.

Aristotle is one of the most influential philosophers in history. He was also a believer in hypnogogic napping – that is, napping to induce inspiration. Aristotle is attributed with the following quote about the power of napping:

“For often, when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream.”

2. Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

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