There once was a girl from South Georgia
Who had a lot of troubles before her
She ignored what everyone said
And climbed into a comfy bed
Soon all was euphoria.
Slant rhyming is the best rhyming!
But seriously folks, I love napping. Much more than sleeping. When you nap, you wake up with the fun part of the day left rather than the tedious part, which is what you wake up to after sleep.
I think it’s the best stress relief I have out there (when I can actually fall asleep).
I’m half Spanish, half Italian, so needless to say I endorse the OP.
Luckily in my current job the environment is relaxed enough that, if the work load allows, I can slumber into the desk for a 15 or 20 minute nap. Not ideal but it helps to reboot the brain and get more productive afterwards.
A nappy makes me happy! As in nap, not as in British diapers. I wonder where that use of nappy comes from, anyway…
I don’t take them during the week, though. I tend to feel disoriented for about 45 minutes after a nap, and I don’t like wasting my awake time disoriented unless it’s the weekend. And I don’t count a 20 minute snooze as a nap. More of a catnap. It takes me at least 15 minutes to fall asleep no matter what, and I regard any nap of less than 2 hours as time wasted.
If OP is a pre-schooler than their typing skills are fucking remarkable.
An hour or two on Sunday afternoon can be a great nap. It’s great to sleep for pleasure rather than necessity. I have to be careful taking a nap after work before the gym or else I go too long and miss my entire evening.
My favorite nap is on a Saturday afternoon after I’ve gotten all the housework done. I curl up on the living room couch with the sun coming in through the window, warming my feet. Sometimes if the TV is on, whatever’s playing will incorporate itself into my dream. Not so good if it’s a horror movie with typical horror movie music.
I think napping needs to be taken more seriously. If you don’t get 7 or 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep, the entirety of the health care and pharmaceutical industries stand ready to ride to your rescue. Don’t like pill A, then try pill B. You say pill B makes you drive your car in the nude to the convenience store where you buy cigarettes, cover them in butter and eat them? Hmmm, how unfortunate, try pill C. So while quality sleep is big business, no one cares about quality napping. It’s just wrong.