I love naps. I am thankful my life is currently flexible enough to allow for naps. I would be more happy if my days were filled with fulltime employment, but for now I’ll be thankful for what I have.
When I am woken up at 4am by Annie, it seems my day is a heck of a lot longer than it should be. I pass out on the couch around 8pm many nights (of course I have a warm puppy in my lap or laying next to me, it’s hard NOT to fall asleep). On a day what I get a nap in, I can usually make it until bedtime – 9pm. I know… I’m a real night owl aren’t I?
Naps are so refreshing to me. I feel like I can accomplish nearly anything after a nap! I can do things like clean the house, wash some laundry, or write a blog post!
I did a internet little research on naps because I feel naps are good for you. Not just “feel good” for you but I think they could be healthy for us. I feel more awake, more alert, more engaged, after a nap. How could that be a bad thing? Does that make me lazy? If I were in Europe I would be the odd girl out because I wasn’t napping (I’m always the odd girl out, but that’s a different post).
My internet research shows that Naps are good for most people in short bits. A ‘cat nap’ (for whatever reason) is best — between 10-20 minutes. How could something to short be so rejuvenating? No idea, and I’m no scientist. I do know that those long naps really make me more tired during the day and then I unable to sleep at night.
Are you a napper?