It’s Tuesday and time for a truthful answer to Melanie’s question which today is
Naps. Do they refresh you or do you feel they slow you down?
Hubby can nap at the drop of a hat. Comes with being ex-forces and getting some shut-eye whenever you can.
Me? I find it hard to nap during the day, but there are times when I am so tired, I will close my eyes just for a minute, and lose half an hour.
After my radiotherapy in 2016/17 and later my surgery in 2019, I napped a lot. Most of the time I didn’t realise I’d nodded off in the chair, but apparently this was to be expected and the only person to be surprised was me.
Our settees are so comfy, both of us can catch forty winks should we feel we need it.
When we first got Maya and were getting up a couple of times during the night as well as 5am, we’d have a catch up nap in the afternoon when she was having a doze.
We usually feel refreshed, but when it’s hot and stuffy, we might feel sluggish afterwards, so in answer to Melanie’s question, for us it can be both.
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I can’t nap, I always wake up with a colossal headache, and then I can’t sleep that night. 🙄
That happens to be sometimes and I can’t sleep
I think initially I feel worse but in the long term, you feel better 😊
Sometimes it just doesn’t work for me.
Good answer! 🙂 Naps can be beneficial if managed properly and Sadje said that a half hour ‘power’ nap did refresh her for the rest of the day. Any longer and she felt groggy and out of sorts, so there’s something in that too. I usually am out for 2-3 hours if I nap. It’s so not worth it. The people who can nod off anywhere are blessed IMO. They obviously feel very secure in themselves!
I wish I could nod off like Hubby does.
I nap easily but my internal alarm is not working. If I take a nap I may not wake up until bedtime! So if I want a 30 minute snooze I have to set the alarm!