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For me. an afternoon nap is de rigueur.

During the workweek, I steal a 20 min. catnap. On the weekends, I could pass out for three hours!

by Anonymousreply 2501/01/2013

I nap from about 3:30 till ~5PM most afternoons.

A luxury of life, like line-dried bed linens and infrared lamps in the bathroom ceiling.

by Anonymousreply 112/30/2012

More than a half hour and I wake up too groggy.

by Anonymousreply 212/30/2012

Are you retired?

by Anonymousreply 312/30/2012

I work from a home office, and I take about 30 minutes of nap-time somewhere between 2-3 PM. When my office was in an office park, I used to go out to my car at lunchtime, crawl into the backseat with a pillow and a blanket, and snooze out.

by Anonymousreply 412/30/2012

Naps are essential. Try to take at least 10min on your lunch hour (it's YOUR time, you should be able to do what you want with it). You will feel amazingly good for the rest of the afternoon

by Anonymousreply 512/30/2012

Retired, yes.

I did work, but a few years back I was fired for napping everyday between 3:30 and ~5PM.

by Anonymousreply 612/30/2012

[quote]infrared lamps in the bathroom ceiling.


by Anonymousreply 712/30/2012

Heated floze coss 2 much!

by Anonymousreply 812/30/2012

What a thrilling, interesting, must-read thread topic! Thank you SO much for sharing, OP. It has truly enriched my life.

by Anonymousreply 912/30/2012

OK, up from my nap … and SHUT UP! R9

by Anonymousreply 1012/30/2012

Naps can help you be creative and productive:

by Anonymousreply 1112/30/2012

[quote] I nap from about 3:30 till ~5PM most afternoons.

When I retire, I think I might adopt that habit!

by Anonymousreply 1212/30/2012

How do you get yourself to fall asleep? I have never slept during the day, even while sick at home. I have always envied folks that can just nod off.

by Anonymousreply 1312/30/2012

FACT: If you're napping every day, then you're either lazy or old.

by Anonymousreply 1412/30/2012

[quote] How do you get yourself to fall asleep?

Lie down on the bed, wearing appropriate clothes. Cover up with a blanket, if it's cool. Close eyes.

Sometimes it's not quite sleeping, basically just resting. Sometimes it's a deep sleep.

Basically it's to freshen up, not to replicate night-time sleep.

by Anonymousreply 1512/30/2012

OP, I think we all j'dore naps, duh.

by Anonymousreply 1612/30/2012

I wish I could. I had a co-worker who could nap for 15 minutes and be refreshed. Of course he didn't have my stamina or productivity.

by Anonymousreply 1701/01/2013

Why am I seeing the most boring threads in DL history featured today?

The new year does not bode well.

by Anonymousreply 1801/01/2013

I don't get how some people can take 15 minute or half-hour naps. It takes me forever to drift off to sleep, and when I eventually do I'm out for at least 3 hours.

by Anonymousreply 1901/01/2013

$18, for this?

by Anonymousreply 2001/01/2013

Prune juice and a ground floor master bedroom are also de rigueur .

by Anonymousreply 2101/01/2013

Several months ago, we had a nap thread where a guy got under his desk to take a nap and forgot to lock the office door. A co-worker caught him sleeping and told the boss.

by Anonymousreply 2201/01/2013

What does de rigueur mean?

by Anonymousreply 2301/01/2013

one sign of diabetes is being tired all the time. maybe that nap is trying to tell you something.

by Anonymousreply 2401/01/2013

I'm on a two week vacation and am napping around 1-2 hrs a day. I do go to bed later but still wake up later than my usual time.

When I'm working, I squeeze in a 15-20 min. nap.

I do have fitful sleep at night with weird dreams and nightmares. I believe that's where my need for a nap comes in. I don't get a good nights sleep.

by Anonymousreply 2501/01/2013
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