Big Law Associates Need a Nap

A culture of working long hours hurts the lawyers and the profession.

Sweet dreams.

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Why do we tell high schoolers to get a good night’s sleep before taking their SATs? Because we know instinctively what cognitive scientists tell us repeatedly: The brain can’t function at a high level without rest. Some researchers think the upper bound may be around six hours.

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