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Old 04-17-12, 03:56 AM
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Re: Are you a napper?

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No, I rarely nap. When I'm depressed I struggle to make it out of bed in the morning but unless I'm super depressed I don't take a nap in the afternoon because it invariably makes me feel worse. It makes me feel guilty, unproductive and as if I'm wasting time (Not that I don't waste any time when I'm awake ).)
That's the conundrum - I feel as though I would be wasting my time, yet I brush off the voice in my head that points out that I wouldn't be curing cancer or cleaning the house top to bottom anyway. LOL
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Re: Are you a napper?

as a child I would sleep alot, my Nana would ask my Mom why she would send me to my room when I got into trouble ??? I would just sleep the day away it wasnt punshiment it was a mini vacation hahahahaha my mom still laughts about this today how much I loved to sleep and take naps as a child..
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Re: Are you a napper?

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Its almost impossible for me to sleep or nap unless I am in a bed or other designated sleeping facility at night. I think I can count the number of times that I fell asleep anywhere else on the fingers of one hand.
Sometimes I can be using the internet and I can doze off into a 'mini dream' state while I am in the allocated interweb sitting apparatus during the day, or early evening.
But I can't doze off like that in my designated sleeping facility or bed.

Weird or what?!

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Re: Are you a napper?

another reason i dont nap: im afraid of sleeping too long (like a full blown sleep instead of a nap), i tell parental units to wake me by a certain time or right at a certain time, but they either forget or just let me sleep since they know (and are probably right about it) that i needed it. but in today's day and age, naps are impossible for me without missing on something
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another reason i dont nap: im afraid of sleeping too long (like a full blown sleep instead of a nap), i tell parental units to wake me by a certain time or right at a certain time, but they either forget or just let me sleep since they know (and are probably right about it) that i needed it. but in today's day and age, naps are impossible for me without missing on something
I think you've nailed it. I'd always wonder what I'd be missing. Sometimes, like on Sunday afternoons, I even plan to take naps but don't end up doing it. I guess I really am an incurable optimist because honestly I think that I think there's always the possibility that I will suddenly have a productive streak and get tons done and that if I am sleeping I will miss out on it.

On the subject of staying asleep because you need it, I would actually be pretty un-freaked-out whenever I would oversleep on a work day and wake up to find it was impossible to get there on time. I have always been pretty good at waking up when I needed to - most of the time I don't even need an alarm - so whenever I slept in, it was SO unusual for that to happen that I took a pretty philosophical view of it, recognizing that for me to do something so out of character, my body must have really needed it.
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Re: Are you a napper?

yeah. and if i nap midday, and it turns into a fullblown sleep im screwed since it'll take a couple of days and effort to force my body back into its normal rhythm
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Re: Are you a napper?

I love naps... I'd definitely a napper.
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Re: Are you a napper?

I feel the same way! I hate taking naps, and it only happens when I run myself completely out of energy, or during extremely boring travel.

It may have something to do with the fact that a slightly odd side effect of my medication is that I don't wake up unless something wakes me, so I can easily sleep 10 hours or more, and if that happens I panic O.o

Ohhh on a slightly related note I read this strange article once:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16964783

It sounds kind of crazy to me, but it seems to make sense to a lot of my friends and family who have sleep issues.
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Re: Are you a napper?

Does doing nothing for under 2 minutes count as a nap, or staring at the TV but being lost in your own thoughts?

I think the small amount of sleep I get at night could be thought of as a nap.
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Re: Are you a napper?

i run around sometimes for more than 24 hours until i cant do it anymore, collapse into bed, wake up again and start over....>.< i think sleeping in the day is such a waste of production/shennanigans time ..im buzzing with energy most of the time and when im not its usually because im ill ....when I had swine flu it was hell, i was so ill but my mind was going 1000 miles a minute i wanted to just be involved in the action but i was confined to bed >.<
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Re: Are you a napper?

Yes I am a napper, when I'm not working I usually sleep for a least a half and hour per day and then go to bed at some ridiculous hour lol

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