I love naps. Not only do they help me feel better, but they also make me feel indulgent because not everyone is lucky enough to be able to nap during the day. As a writer, I think napping is important because it allows my subconscious mind room to plot and plan. It also keeps me from turning into a grumpy bitch when I have stayed up late writing, plotting my next novel, reading a book, talking to my teenager (why does he only want to talk after 9pm?) or possibly maybe staying up watching a Firefly marathon.
I’m giddy when I go to take a nap, smiling and jumping onto the bed and snuggling under the covers. Naps are a very happy part of my day.
One interesting fact, at least it’s interesting to me, I don’t move when I nap. I don’t know why. I lie on my side, fall asleep and wake up in the same position. If I can keep napping, I move then, but while I’m sleeping I don’t move. Why? I’m all comfy in bed, so why don’t I shift while I’m napping? I move around when I sleep at night. It’s just weird, and this morning, while I’m too tired to work on my WIP, it seems interesting enough to be a blog post.
Do you need anything special when you nap?
Today’s music Monday is the Romanian contest for the Song Contest and a little eye candy of the female kind 🙂
My mother is a big fan of naps. I only take them when I can no longer stay awake. For me a nap is like an appetizer. It gives me just enough energy to do what must be done before I pass out for a solid night’s sleep. Usually that means getting up and fixing dinner and then heading to bed. Of course the fact that, given the opportunity, I sleep for a solid 10 hours at night, I may just have ruined myself for naps.
LOL- I think if I didn’t have to be up so early for work I would nap, but I do adore them.
I can’t take naps–I end up with a headache if I do. It also makes me feel like I’m wasting time, which is silly, I know lol. (Also, Firefly FTW!)
Nice to meet you, Alica 🙂
Hi Miho! I use to think that way, until I realized that when I’m tired I don;t get as much done and I’m rather bitchy. LOL
I love naps—for other people! LOL Sleep/naps never been my strong suit, but I have learned the art of “pretend naps.” I rest with my eyes shut.
I do that when I can’t keep my eyes open but there are kids about. I’ll put in a movie, and lay on the couch- I can hear everything but rest as well.
I’m envious! Not so much that your job/schedule permits you naps, but that you *can*! Once I get up, I can’t sleep during the day unless I’m sick. But your job sounds like it can be pretty demanding, so it’s good that you can. I make do like August does. 🙂
Because my job is broken into morning and afternoon shifts I do need to make sure I’m functional for both and if I’m tired my patience level drops very quickly!
I usually can’t nap. But today, I slept for almost 4 hours! I was recovering from a long weekend of lots of baseball. I move, but not much.
Wow- most of my naps don;t last longer then an hour unless I’m sick, you must have needed some serious recovery!
I participated in a Guinness World Record baseball game that lasted for 49 hours. I played about 18 of those. It’s interesting to get up at 12:30 a.m. and play baseball from 1-3 a.m. Charity event!
Wow how fun! I hope you blog about it.
I don’t have time for naps, but sometimes my body simply gives out on me. I don’t move when I sleep either. I lay on my back with my arms crossed like Dracula. LOL I will wake up the same way. I learned to sleep like that when I was pregnant and never went back. They say it is the sign of a good REM sleeper. 😉
I move a lot at night, but not when I nap- it’s odd. I dream a lot tho- I wonder what would happen if I didn;t move- even more dreams???
Naps are so refreshing but I rarely take them because I have so many exciting things to do during the day.
And thanks for sharing the Eurovision songs. You’re getting me excited for this year’s show 😀
Thanks Reeta- I only get to see the show in clips on youtube, but I’m looking forward to it.