Sleep is really, really, really important.
For Mac, his brain AND his body need rest. Even though he is getting older, if he doesn’t get a good nap and a good night’s rest, he cannot make good decisions and he is emotional and irrational. Frankly, when he’s lacking sleep, he’s not a lot of fun to be around, nor, more importantly, is he able to learn new things.
If there is one major lesson I have learned about learning from Mac, it’s that we all need good sleep (even us adult learners). If you’re missing out on sleep, you might want to read more about “sleep debt.”
And then, for goodness sake, go take a nap!
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