Right now I'm recovering from surgery so I take a nap almost every day. When I go back to work in 3 weeks I work third shift full time so my sleep is more like 2-3 long naps depending on what I need to do for the day.
I usually get naps unexpectedly like when I really sit still for longer than 20 minutes - I doze off and before I know it I wake up and though it has only been 15 minutes or so, I feel so much better. Probably if i planned a nap, I wouldn't be able to relax enough to do so.
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6,227 9/14/12 12:20 A
I have a real hard time without naps. I usually don't get as much sleep as I need, and the naps make up the difference. My naps usually only last 10 min. from the time I lay down to the time I get up. Lately I've been reading about how important naps are for you.
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38,792 9/13/12 11:14 P
I don't think they hurt, however your body will let you know when and if you need it! Why wait?!?!
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9,600 9/13/12 8:37 P
I have no idea if naps are harmful, but sometimes I feel better if have one.
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1,374 9/13/12 7:16 P
I try not to take a nap because it really effects my sleep at night, but today was a wonderful nap day, I got about 35 mins
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