Taking naps during the day

  • sfboy987

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    Aug 10, 2008 8:39 PM GMT
    I didn't know where else to post this. When you take naps during the day is it similar to sleeping at night? For example, I know it's not a good idea to eat a lot right before going to bed. Does the same apply for taking naps during the day? Any other similarities?
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    Aug 10, 2008 9:18 PM GMT
    At last, a topic on which I am an experticon_biggrin.gif

    You should sleep when you are tired. I don't think it matters whether you have eaten or not. Now you may be thinking that eating before bedtime contributes to fat accumulation, or at least eating carbs, and that seems to be the thinking of fitness experts. Can't imagine that an hour or so of napping would affect fat levels to any significant degree.

  • GQjock

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    Aug 10, 2008 10:12 PM GMT
    When you don't sleep your body starts to build a sleep deficit...
    and it doesn't matter when you punch that clock
    just that you do
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    Aug 10, 2008 10:14 PM GMT
    I love my nana naps, if I can get one, and my productivity is much better afterwards too.

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    Aug 10, 2008 10:44 PM GMT
    I always feel better after having a nap after lunch. I also tend to eat less junk foods.
  • TexanMan82

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    Aug 11, 2008 2:52 AM GMT
    Naps are good for you. It's believed they have an evolutionary explanation, too. It being that our ancestors took naps to get out of the hot sun in the afternoon.

    Oh, and pssst....it's not bad to eat before bed, just eat the right kind of foods.
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    Aug 11, 2008 6:11 AM GMT
    Napz Rule!
  • ep83

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    Aug 11, 2008 6:14 AM GMT
    I'm mostly a night sleeper but some days I need a nap. When that happens I need to make sure it stays short. Anything longer than 20 minutes tends to make the situation worse and decrease my ability to function. What's even worse than that are the late afternoon naps where you wake up after an hour or two and are confused because your body thinks it is morning but it is only dinner time. I hate those.