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Do you take naps?

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I was listening to NPR yesterday and they had a segment on the benefits of taking a nap during the day. I know I feel refreshed after a quick 15 minute power nap. The key is not to go beyond 30 minutes or you wake up feeling worse. I work on my own so I don't have to deal with a dissaproving boss. Do you make time to get a little shut eye?

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Whenever I can, I take a nap. I try to get everything done so that when I feel tired, I can do a quick 15 minute nap and wake up feeling refreshed.

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no. never have really partaken in the nap ritual. 15 min only frustrates me and anything else gives me a headache... and i never get headaches. the worst is hoping to get a couple of minutes of naptime in the afternoon - waking up to find it's night already. i hate that feeling.

instead of naps i prefer happy hour! prost!

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I don't think I could fall asleep after 15 minutes, although at times when no one's in the office I put my head on my desk and relax.

I saw a t-shirt that said "Bring Back Naptime." That would be a good idea.

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Power naps rule! My job is from 7:00am to 2:30pm. When I get to the house a 30 minute lay down is like "half-time" for the day. You tend to feel better, like re-charging your batteries. Like you said, the key is not to sleep for too long.

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I physically cannot sleep during daylight hours. I think it's some kind of adaptation to combat jet lag from when I was young and we travelled a lot.

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I work til 3:30, get home around 4:00, love the hour nap before dinner.

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As a Southerner, I think we should follow the lead of the Spanish and embrace the siesta. A nap and a snack would be just the thing to keep me going in the late afternoon.

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i've never been able to take a power nap. it takes me a good 15-20 min before i can fall asleep (unless i'm dead tired), so the power nap idea doesn't work for me, plus i usually feel more tired. the only time i really take naps is if i haven't had enough sleep the night before. i'll take a quick nap to refresh myself, but not too much or i won't get enough sleep at night.

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Power naps don't seem to work very well with my body. Even with just a 15 minute nap I always wake up feeling groggy and it takes me hours to resume normal operation it seems. Because of this I have a policy to never fall asleep during normal body hours (6AM -> 10PM).

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You know you're officially an adult when you discover that you love taking naps: 3 on a Saturday afternoon, stretched out on the couch, TV on in the background...

I'd heartily second that vote for bringing in the idea of the siesta.

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ok, there is a time when i love naps... after a big holiday dinner. :thumbsup:

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Yes. :)

I do 3 20 minute naps throughout the day and sleep for a 3 hour block at night.

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I have read that the "cavemen" slept 4 hours at night and 4 hours the day :P By necessity (security, relief guard). The nap would be a habit developed during the prehistory.

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I have read that the "cavemen" slept 4 hours at night and 4 hours the day :P By necessity (security, relief guard). The nap would be a habit developed during the prehistory.

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