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speaking of naps...
Posted by: wurm
Date: February 13, 2024 03:38PM
...do you nap intentionally? Or do you just doze off while reading, watching TV, etc.? I guess this question is mostly for those of us retired, semi-retired, independently wealthy, or otherwise not obligated to work. And I guess it could apply to days off or weekends for those gainfully employed.

For as long as I can remember, on days off or on weekends, in the middle of the day my wife would declare "I'm going to lie down/take a nap/rest my eyes for a while." And she'll come up a couple of hours later. Unlike her, I get annoyed when I fall asleep in the middle of the day. It seems like I'm wasting daylight during which I could be doing other things. The one exception is on a nice, warm summer day around 4pm, sitting on the deck with a margarita and a book. I'll usually be awakened at 5 by my wife saying "Did you have a nice nap?"

Damn.
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Re: speaking of naps...
Posted by: RecipeForDisaster
Date: February 13, 2024 04:45PM
I would love to, but I can’t nap to save my life. Even if I’m sick, sleep deprived, exhausted, etc., I absolutely cannot fall asleep between about 6am-8pm.
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Re: speaking of naps...
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: February 13, 2024 05:19PM
When I'm feeling a bit snoozy in the afternoons and I'm at home, I'll lay down for a 'nap' knowing full well that just doing that will get me thinking of something I could be doing. So I'll get up in a few minutes, no longer sleepy.

On rare occasions it backfires and I'll nap (once or twice a year) and generally feel like death warmed over for 3-4 hours afterwards.
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Re: speaking of naps...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 13, 2024 05:37PM
I just woke up from a two hour nap catching up on some needed sleep.



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Re: speaking of naps...
Posted by: rgG
Date: February 13, 2024 05:50PM
I have always been a napper.
I used to come home from high school and first order of business was a proper on the couch nap.
When I had my daughter my rule was, when the baby naps, I nap.
There have been a couple of very stressful times in my life when I couldn't nap, and it was devastating.
Never underestimate the power of a good nap.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: speaking of naps...
Posted by: wurm
Date: February 13, 2024 06:16PM
generally feel like death warmed over for 3-4 hours afterwards

Yeah, I meant to add that in my original post. I know a few people who can do the 20 minute power naps, but I can't even imagine that.
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Re: speaking of naps...
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: February 13, 2024 06:22PM
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rgG
I have always been a napper.
I used to come home from high school and first order of business was a proper on the couch nap.
When I had my daughter my rule was, when the baby naps, I nap.
There have been a couple of very stressful times in my life when I couldn't nap, and it was devastating.
Never underestimate the power of a good nap.

We are soul mates!

Always napped after HS.

Always fell asleep on the couch with my infant daughter in her carrier after picking her up from daycare.

A 15 minute power nap can keep me going all night!
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Re: speaking of naps...
Posted by: rgG
Date: February 13, 2024 07:08PM
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Lux Interior
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rgG
I have always been a napper.
I used to come home from high school and first order of business was a proper on the couch nap.
When I had my daughter my rule was, when the baby naps, I nap.
There have been a couple of very stressful times in my life when I couldn't nap, and it was devastating.
Never underestimate the power of a good nap.

We are soul mates!

Always napped after HS.

Always fell asleep on the couch with my infant daughter in her carrier after picking her up from daycare.

A 15 minute power nap can keep me going all night!

Nappers Rule, unless we are asleep, of course. grinning smiley





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: speaking of naps...
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 13, 2024 07:28PM
I've had sleep problems my whole life so napping is both necessary and counterproductive. It's a long story!



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Re: speaking of naps...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 13, 2024 07:58PM
Timing is everything.

When I worked, a 20min power nap was a life saver.

I'd take a lunch break and nap it.

Sometimes I'd take 40min, no more.

5m to shake it off and I was good for another 8 easy.

I still try to nap, but I get distracted and miss my noon nap window.

That means an involuntary nap anytime after 1600hrs.

Waking up from that, I'm tack sharp for the next 8-10.

That plays hob with my sleep pattern.






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Re: speaking of naps...
Posted by: rz
Date: February 13, 2024 08:19PM
I've become a napper. The odd thing is, I can only nap while sleeping on my back (or in a recliner). At night, I can't fall asleep on my back, only my stomach or side. My daytime naps last anywhere from about 30 minutes to an hour. I feel a little groggy when I wake up, but the feeling goes away a few minutes after I get up. If something disturbs me while I'm drifting off, I can't fall back asleep when napping.
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Re: speaking of naps...
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 13, 2024 09:31PM
Yes. Tired ? Nap. I’m capable of falling asleep in a few minutes, napping for half ans hour or so, waking to an alarm and feeling refreshed. I have always had this skill.
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Re: speaking of naps...
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: February 13, 2024 09:43PM
I only find the need to nap if I haven’t had enough sleep the night before. Now that I’m retired, the latter never occurs, and so I don’t nap anymore.
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Re: speaking of naps...
Posted by: Black
Date: February 14, 2024 09:58AM
On days off I try to get a nap sometime between 5 and 7 PM when I can so I can get things done in the evening. Later than that will prevent me from sleeping at night. I rarely get home before 7 on workdays... Dozing off in sitting can destroy my spine for days.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/14/2024 09:59AM by Black.
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Re: speaking of naps...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 14, 2024 10:07AM
….british……..nappy….



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