So I am a big fan of naps. Lately when I get home from work in the afternoon, after the 30 minute commute in the hot car with no air conditioning and a driver side window that doesn’t roll down, I have been a bit sleepy. I won’t lie, if I by chance don’t have my sunglasses that day, sometimes my eyes just want to squint a little more than they should… But I have been getting home, going up to my room, checking my messages on the computer and saying hello to the pigs, then taking a nap.
Now this isn’t any normal nap. This nap usually only lasts 10 to 15 minutes. How long is a power nap usually? Aren’t they like 30 to 40 minutes? Am I taking a super-Power nap? But those 10 minutes of shut-eye are lifesavers. If I don’t take that nap, my body starts shutting down at like 7pm… no good. And it isn’t like I haven’t been getting enough sleep at night either. Lately I’ve been in bed and asleep before midnight only to get up out of bed at the ripe hour of 7am.
I was sitting around thinking about my nap today and talking to a friend about it, when we started to discuss the best places to nap. The conclusion I came to that napping in bed is great and all… but its not really a real nap. I would define a short sleeping period in a bed as a snooze… not a nap.
So as for location, I love the recliner at my parent’s house. However, if there is a couch with lots of pillows on it… I might just have to choose to fully spread out there. I love to take naps when other people are around too. If we’re just watching TV or something, I’ll lay down and rest my eyes… next thing I know, its dark out! Having other people around (as long as they aren’t being obnoxiously loud) is usually always a plus to good napping.
I wonder if there is a book out there on good napping techniques?… I bet there is, there is a book for everything!
So what about you? Where and when is your favorite place to nap? Anything exciting???