Do you nap?

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  1. EclecticFusion profile image71
    EclecticFusionposted 10 years ago

    Do you nap?

    I have hypothyroidism which makes me tired a lot so I take naps a few times a week. Some people think nap-takers are lazy. Your thoughts?

  2. KrystalD profile image68
    KrystalDposted 10 years ago

    I love a great nap. I don't seem to do it much these days but I am a fan of it!

  3. KrystalD profile image68
    KrystalDposted 10 years ago

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  4. FloraBreenRobison profile image58
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 10 years ago

    I have insomnia and my schedule is all screwed up. There are people who do nap during the day who should not be. But when it is a medical issue, people who criticize you for napping should be ignored. Ideally, you should only sleep at night. But:
    You cannot be dragging around all day. You cannot function either if you are exhausted.

    A friend of mine from choir has to take medication for her thyroid problem. Unfortunately, it is in capsule form, so it cannot be split into smaller doses. As such, after she takes it she is flat on her back asleep for three hours. That is not being lazy. That is her needing to take of her thyroid or risk having her circulation so bad her hands are freezing in the middle of summer.

  5. ChristinS profile image39
    ChristinSposted 10 years ago

    No I don't have time to nap - but to each their own and people shouldn't judge what others do or need to keep themselves healthy.

  6. profile image0
    icountthetimesposted 10 years ago

    I'd quite to be that kind of person, but if I fall asleep I'm pretty much out for the count. My Father used to nap every single day and it worked for him. For me though, if I'm alseep for 15 minutes and then have to get up again... well that's my idea of a nightmare!

  7. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 10 years ago

    Naps can be one of life's greatest pleasures.  I've read that if they are not too long, they can be very healthy for a person.  I love a good nap but usually if I lay down during the day, I cannot let go enough to fall asleep--but every once in a while it happens and is lovely.

    No, I don't think nappers are lazy unless they nap rather than get the things done in their lives they need to get done.

  8. Codebreak profile image73
    Codebreakposted 10 years ago

    naps are good and when the body asked for it they are a necessity. I take naps but I had to cut down even if I'm tired for if I do then I can't sleep at night. So now my "naps" are 20 min of closing my eyes and meditate and then I'm refreshed and can sleep a bit longer at night. Difficult anyways with Fibromyalgia to sleep at night anyways.

  9. Leaderofmany profile image59
    Leaderofmanyposted 10 years ago

    I nap about 3 times a week if I am not working, on weekends I may lay down for a little while. I have good reason, I get up anywhere from 3am to 430am and got to bed about 9pm or 930pm.

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image79
    Uninvited Writerposted 10 years ago

    I've started taking a nap every afternoon. It makes me feel very energized. I think more people should try and take naps. I also have hypothyroidism.

    That said, my naps are usually very short. More like "cat naps"

  11. profile image0
    Sooner28posted 10 years ago

    I personally love naps.  They are a good recharger.

  12. profile image0
    Emily Sparksposted 10 years ago

    I nap sometimes-about once or twice a week.  I have IBS, a digestinal problem, which can really drain my energy, making me feel really tired.  I do not think all nappers are lazy, it depends on your reasons.  For me, its related to a health condition.

  13. otsipaku profile image69
    otsipakuposted 10 years ago

    I try to avoid naps, because I have trouble falling asleep even without napping. Otherwise it is quite impossible to fall asleep at night.

    Used to do powernaps though - about 15-30 minutes half-sleeping half-awake. Helped a lot for some time.

  14. Dee aka Nonna profile image59
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 10 years ago

    Of course.... I have been a nap taker for many years.  My naps are usually not intentional....LOL.  I will sit to watch something on TV...the news or a favorite TV program and end up allowing the TV to watch me sleep.  I always wake feeling like I really needed that nap.  Intentional or not taking a nap is wonderful.

  15. That Grrl profile image76
    That Grrlposted 10 years ago

    I've never liked going to bed. My family are all the type to fall asleep as soon as they lie down. Not me. I have been in bed the whole night and not gotten to sleep. It's very aggravating. I don't think of it as insomnia, I just keep thinking and never shut off. So, I can be really tired in the morning. I love working from home cause I can have a nap. If I get tired or feel like a zombie, I just pull out my trusty old sleeping bag (it's the warmest blanket) and I have a nap.

  16. Seeker7 profile image85
    Seeker7posted 10 years ago

    You're not lazy at all. I take a nap most afternoons as I feel a huge benefit of renewed energy. I like to stay up late and get up early in the mornings, so having a late afternoon nap is necessary for me.

  17. tiagoz profile image55
    tiagozposted 10 years ago

    Actually no I don`t. Even though sometimes I realy feel like doing ti

  18. tigerbaby777 profile image85
    tigerbaby777posted 10 years ago

    ABSOLUTELY!  When I can.  Nap sleep is the best sleep in the world!

  19. DougBerry profile image79
    DougBerryposted 10 years ago

    I nap virtually every day.  It virtually eliminates all the time I would normally spend dealing with other people.

  20. LawrenceS profile image67
    LawrenceSposted 10 years ago

    I love naps, I have had some of the best dreams while taking naps!

  21. Tmonica profile image60
    Tmonicaposted 10 years ago

    I love taking a nap, usually only for an hour though because if I sleep more then that I seem more tired.

  22. CeeGunn profile image76
    CeeGunnposted 10 years ago

    Yes! I just woke up from one actually!  LOL
    Napping makes me feel refreshed and awesome. I wake up ready to take on more tasks.
    Of course it's not for everyone. I've heard some people say they wake up from napping even crankier than before.

  23. Maddambutterfly profile image78
    Maddambutterflyposted 10 years ago

    I never nap and have never been able to sad
    I worked with a woman in her 60's who looked wonderful and she took a nap everyday during her lunch hour. She swore it kept her stress free and youthful!

  24. profile image55
    shorty72posted 10 years ago

    No I sometimes take a nap your body knows when you need a nap so it tells you if you don't realise it. When I am laying down watching tv I will nod off for 10 or 15 minutes . Then when I wake I feel so much more refreshed.

  25. Sturgeonl profile image82
    Sturgeonlposted 10 years ago

    I am so glad to hear that there are many nappers out there. Yeh, I'm not the only one who loves a short power nap in the day.

  26. sarahmkirkpatrick profile image61
    sarahmkirkpatrickposted 10 years ago

    I try not to nap unless I had little sleep the night before. I always feel guilty for wasting the day away. We spend 1/3 of our entire lives sleeping if we sleep 6-8 hours a night. I want some of that life back! that's more then 20 years!

    But I also believe that if my sleep was not great the night before and I am dragging, it is important to rest up so that I can spend my awake time living life to the fullest.

    (that being said, I go to bed at 3 and wake up at 1 on my days off... so I am not really making great judgment calls on my sleep)

  27. Swetankraj profile image62
    Swetankrajposted 10 years ago

    Yeah! nap is not bad. I use it in afternoon after my lunch and feel good. Its necessary to energize you body nap is a best option. Sometime you wouldn't get lots of time to sleep or take full rest nap is easier and it will give you amount of energy for doing work. I do not have hypothyroidism. Its not a lazy thing. When your body needs rest it will automatically send the brain signal that it need. Nap is best option you could get!

  28. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 10 years ago

    Not as often as I'd like to! I have two very active children who keep me on the go so a nap is a rarity.

  29. pstraubie48 profile image84
    pstraubie48posted 10 years ago

    napping is quite restorative....i try to 'power' nap...about fifteen minutes; if i sleep longer, i feel dragged out...that is just enough time to get me rested and perked up for the rest of the day. many days i do not get my nap and i always feel over tired when i retire for the night.

  30. profile image66
    krissy72posted 10 years ago

    I don't take naps myself not to say I wouldn't like to. I usually can't find the time plus I'm kind of person that I have trouble falling asleep. I have insomnia and sometimes go days without much sleep

  31. teachertalking1 profile image59
    teachertalking1posted 10 years ago

    No, I personally don't nap because I feel like I've missed something when I sleep during the day!  Weird huh?  I'm sorry that you have the condition of hypothyroidism - not sure I've ever heard of it before.  If the nap makes you feel more refreshed and energetic, then I think that's great!  We all function with such unique requirements in regards to food and sleep.  You seem to have found what works for you, so I wouldn't worry about what others think!  LOVE your picture of the cat!

  32. mvaivata profile image59
    mvaivataposted 10 years ago

    I am a terrible napper.  My naps always turn into full-blown, out-for-the-night, sleep.

  33. kriZna profile image61
    kriZnaposted 10 years ago

    I alwayz lop to taking nap. I'm make me feel better.

  34. sueherb profile image60
    sueherbposted 10 years ago

    I try not to. I always seem to feel worse when I wake up.
    However, I am well known for falling asleep on the couch in the evening while watching T.V. That feels awesome!! Lol

  35. Adventure Colorad profile image80
    Adventure Coloradposted 10 years ago

    I think it depends on the person, if I try to take a nap, it usually takes me a long time to fall asleep, then if I don't sleep for at least a couple hours I end up feeling more tired than before the nap.  As a result, I rarely take naps.

    On the other hand, I have family members that can sleep for 20-30 minutes and feel completely refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the day.  So I don't think the nap taker is lazy unless they are spending a large portion of the day sleeping.

  36. Janis Goad profile image78
    Janis Goadposted 10 years ago

    I love to take a nap when I have a day off.  I am really busy during the week and don't always get enough sleep.  Sometimes I lie on the floor and do a restorative yoga practice or yoga nidra guided meditation practice for deep relaxation, and that is refreshing too.  Other times, if I am beat I just go to bed and sleep.

    I don't think nappers are lazy.  I think it's good to allow shorter sleep and wake cycles if that's what works for your body, as long as you can still sleep at night.  We are tuned through our pineal glands to a cycle of being awake when it's light and sleeping when it's dark.


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