Nappers Anonymous (NA)

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    May 04, 2011 4:30 AM GMT
    I confess that I'm a chronic napper. I take a power nap almost every day often right after I eat dinner. There's just something so wonderful about that 30-minute siesta before continuing on with the night. I just love to sleep. I think I definitely inherited that from my Spanish heritage.

    Any others willing to confess/share their napping experiences? icon_cool.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    May 04, 2011 3:31 PM GMT
    I'm a terrible napper, I always wake up feeling worse than when I went to sleep, and then that night I can't get to sleep, either.

    Just say no [to naps]!
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    May 04, 2011 3:35 PM GMT
    Naps are a must.

    My dog and my doctor agree. The cutting edge HR consultants will often advise major corporations to provide a quite space where employees can go to 'nap' or meditate mid afternoon for 45 minutes, as it is proven to increase productivity, creativity, and mental acuity on the job.

    Me...I'm just old.
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    May 04, 2011 3:38 PM GMT
    I nap alot but I also work and go to school alot, so I just enjoy being unconscious for a period haha.
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    May 04, 2011 3:39 PM GMT
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    May 04, 2011 3:40 PM GMT
    I enjoy dreamland quite a bit myself. I've always been a big fan of "sleeping on it" when it comes to handling stress and making decisions.
  • Timbales

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    May 04, 2011 4:24 PM GMT
    Bunjamon saidI'm a terrible napper, I always wake up feeling worse than when I went to sleep, and then that night I can't get to sleep, either.

    Just say no [to naps]!


    ditto, a nap just ruins me for the rest of the day
  • vacyclist

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    May 04, 2011 4:42 PM GMT
    yum, just getting up from my mid-day siesta!
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    May 04, 2011 4:54 PM GMT
    I'm a napper! Always have been.
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    May 04, 2011 7:49 PM GMT
    My problem is that I don't just "nap." I go into full REM and wake up thinking it's the next day.
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    May 04, 2011 7:50 PM GMT
    I take a power nap too. A 20 minute nap is all you need.
  • XxXxXxAZNxXxX...

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    May 04, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    HEY! Napping is Great! I <3 it...best part of my day sometimes icon_razz.gif
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    May 04, 2011 8:01 PM GMT
    Some days I need one, some days I don't. Usually use half my lunch break for one (15mins) and give me about the same to come fully awake and I'm good to go for the rest of the day. Then have no trouble falling asleep at night. Even have a lit extra enegry for some pre-sleep fun if I want to!
  • TR_Latitude10

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    May 04, 2011 8:14 PM GMT
    I'm a member - 20 minutes a day 'round 2pm...oops I'm late!
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    May 04, 2011 8:16 PM GMT
    Today's nap really sneaked up on me because I had the day off from work. I had an amazing two-hour nap!
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    May 05, 2011 12:13 AM GMT
    garyinla saidMy problem is that I don't just "nap." I go into full REM and wake up thinking it's the next day.


    same here.
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    May 05, 2011 12:35 AM GMT
    To those who say they can't nap because they wake up feeling worse, you're not doing it right! Here are the nap rules:

    1. Set an alarm. I set 50 minutes. The alarm is not to wake you up; it is to let you drift off peacefully, without any worry that you'll sleep too long. You generally will wake up at about the 20 minute mark. That's all it takes to refresh and get set for the rest of the day.

    2. Lay down in a real sleep position (on a bed in a darkened bedroom if you can). If you try to drift off slumped in a chair in a cramped position then yeah, you probably are going to wake up feeling worse.

    3. Have some caffeine when you wake up--a half cup of coffee or a few swings of coke usually does it for me. That shakes out any remaining cobwebs and sets you up right for whatever lies ahead.

    Gentlemen, here's to happy napping and good fapping!
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    May 05, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    Sorry I'm late to the thread. I was napping.
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    May 06, 2011 4:48 AM GMT
    Sorry I haven't posted on my own thread all day. I took a few power hits throughout the day! I blame the tequila from Cinco de Mayo festivities.
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    May 06, 2011 4:50 AM GMT
    Just woke up. Fortunately I don't have classes tomorrow, I won't be able to sleep for hours.
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    May 06, 2011 4:52 AM GMT
    Are you guys morning, afternoon, or evening nappers?

    I take most of my naps in the early evening. My energy is always so low between 7pm-9pm. Basically after I eat supper I fall asleep not long after.

    I also get really sleepy about an hour after I exercise and shower.