How long is your typical power nap?

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  1. Origin profile image58
    Originposted 8 years ago

    How long is your typical power nap? I usually need a minimum of an hour, what about you? The reason why I'm asking is because I almost caught myself falling asleep in my chair a minute ago. tongue

    1. Greek One profile image73
      Greek Oneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      3 hours

      it take me 1 hour just to get to sleep

    2. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good question.
      At least an hour.
      Better if it's 3 or 4.
      I'm with ya on needing one now....

    3. profile image45
      SarahLambertposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      20 minutes and I'm good to go

  2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years ago

    1/2 hour.  reminds me of my all day long boring meeting last Tuesday.  I kept wanting to fall asleep.  So I looked like I was reading the boring information, so I could close my eyes.  Almost fell asleep in my chair. It could have been really embarrassing!  Even got up to walk down the hall to shake it off - could only do it once in between breaks.  We even had lunch together so I couldn't even take a break for myself and catch a few zzzzz's.  It was awful! I was so exhausted after the weekend!

  3. myownworld profile image78
    myownworldposted 8 years ago

    I can't do power naps; my mind just doesn't switch off fast enough. But what I really can't do without is a good night's sleep - 8 hours at least, and then I'm good to go!

    (And which reminds me, I envy people who doze off, actually fast asleep, on the tube!! I mean, how on earth do they know which station to get off at?! yikes

    1. Origin profile image58
      Originposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      When I worked downtown I used to take the bus (I had a car, but the company paid for 100% bus fees - so it was free), and I used to sleep all the time both to and from work. I just figured since I really didn't have a start time that *If* I would fall asleep, I'd just do another round hahaha. I never did miss my stop though, just saying. hehe.

      big_smile

    2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i used to do that actually...sounds and smells told me which station i was at.  one stop had the smell of bread baking....and it would make me hungry at the same time as 'rousing me from my nap.  missed my stop only a couple of times after taking it for years.  i remember waking up once with my head on someone's shoulder!  they didn't seem to mind!  LOL!!!!

      1. myownworld profile image78
        myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        big_smile ah... finally some light! I always did wonder you know....
        One thing I've noticed though it's usually men who have a brilliant knack for this kind of thing: like drift off to sleep in the middle of a movie, or a tube ride, or even when you're talking to them....!! Unbelievable really.....

        1. Origin profile image58
          Originposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ya, I know what you mean! Men falling asleep while their in the middle of talki-

      2. myownworld profile image78
        myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        see, I'm telling you, it's a gift you people have....!! wink

        edit: LOL at your comment above!!

        1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          i watch movies with my eyes shut most of the time...i'm okay for the beginning...fall asleep....and wake up for the end...i think some things just bore me really....basically anytime i watch tv - can't seem to watch for much more than a 1/2 hour.  if i can't sleep i turn the tv on.....zzzzz!

  4. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 8 years ago

    45mins some times an hour depends on how hard i pushe myself in the gym. on legg day usally an hour.

  5. Corin profile image58
    Corinposted 8 years ago

    I can't do power naps. If I do it, I have a migraine for what is left of the day.

  6. Daily Matters profile image65
    Daily Mattersposted 8 years ago

    45 minutes, more than that and i get way too sleepy and can't do anything else the rest of the day.

    1. myownworld profile image78
      myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I know...I get the same way... anyway, shh... the OP has dozed off.... ! big_smile

      1. Origin profile image58
        Originposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Haha big_smile

        But, I am going to bed though... I'll be up in about 7-8 hours or so. Soo tired!

  7. myownworld profile image78
    myownworldposted 8 years ago

    END OF TRANSMISSION EVERYONE!!

    http://www.imageenvision.com/150/26219-clip-art-graphic-of-a-desktop-computer-cartoon-character-sleeping-and-catching-some-zs-by-toons4biz.jpg

    1. Origin profile image58
      Originposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly!

      *falls onto floor*

      ZzzzzzZzzzzz....

      *drools*

      ZzzzzzzZzzzzzzz........

  8. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 8 years ago

    I used to work two jobs, so I had just half an hour to cook dinner for my family, eat, change and have a nap. My power nap was ten minutes. I did it every day. And I managed everything in half an hour! It was not easy but brain power and necessity make wonders! I should probably write a hub about that time frame and amount of work I put into it. Some other time, may be.
    After 10 minutes without an alarm I would wake up and ready to go.

    1. Origin profile image58
      Originposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That reminds me, in a fashion, of how much time I gave myself when I woke up for high school years ago. I would wake up about 15 minutes before I had to catch the bus, and in that time I would shower, eat, get dressed, make my school lunch, and even give myself about 5 minutes of laying there to wake up (so really 10 minutes!). I can't do that anymore, I don't have that kiddish energy like I used to!

  9. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years ago

    Hey Origin - i see ur awake...loooonnng power nap!

    1. Origin profile image58
      Originposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol, I'm going to bed soon. Need to shower and catch some Z's for work tonight. I do have the next couple days off though, and next week even more off because they are cutting my hours (that's not a good thing, at least the cutting hours part lol).

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        2 bad about the cutting of hours ......just getting up and about to get ready for work.  have some good zzzz's.

        1. Origin profile image58
          Originposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It's all good, gives me time to think I guess (I try to look at the bright side). I might go back to college for another degree or something, it will give me ample time to ponder that idea.

          1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
            SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            yep - have to always look towards the sun... it's just nicer...later...

  10. Me, Steve Walters profile image69
    Me, Steve Waltersposted 8 years ago

    I've heard it was 20 minutes to refresh the ol' computer. But...if you get 20...you'll probably want more. I know that 20 minutes for me would be like...why bother?

  11. CASE1WORKER profile image64
    CASE1WORKERposted 8 years ago

    since i left work i have been having lots of little naps- three hours is good- however i fell asleep in the pub whilst leicester tigers were playing in the cup final- that was ten minutes but very refreshing

 
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