For a short period in my life I was anti-naps, which is pretty shocking for me to say as my current mantra is: WHEN IN DOUBT, TAKE A NAP.
When I was much, much younger and somewhat less ill, I found waking up from naps left me feeling completely sick, drowsy, and out of sorts for the next few hours. In addition, it made it harder to sleep at night and get up in the morning for school, which I was already having a difficult time doing successfully. Nowadays, being awake for any amount of time makes me feel completely sick, drowsy, out-of-it, and in pain, so a nap is a brilliant break away from the cycle, allowing me to carry on for another few hours. I sleep roughly 16-17 hours a day currently; if I don’t manage to get that sleep, I become extra sick. Lack of sleep makes every illness that I have flare up and out of control. Hence, my massive love for naps.
- One isn’t suffering when they are asleep, so it’s like a little mini-vacation from the hard-knock life.
- Napping in a bed at home is much better than fighting to do things and then falling over and sleeping in the aisle of a supermarket somewhere (I’ve clearly done store collapse…).
- Naps allow me to have some semblance of brain function.
- I don’t get the nasty drug taste with naps that comes with a long night of sleep…
- Naps are free.
- Kitty purrs make naps super easy to achieve.
- I’m always less cranky afterward.
- When naps become mandatory, they really interfere with one’s ability to work. This means that although naps are free, they are taking away big chunks of time that could potentially equal money.
- Constant napping really puts a damper on my (non-existent) social life of my mid-twenties, as I pretty much need to be connected to my house.
- It’s hard to plan doctor’s appointments when I don’t know when I will need a nap, and then I end up being three quarters asleep during the appointment.
- Naps do not make for exciting blogging, as nothing exciting occurs during that time period (might be different if I had crazy dreams that I always remembered, but alas…).
- I can’t pull off those cat naps that some people seem to manage. Mine are always at least a two hour endeavor.
- Some people would say that it’s less easy to sleep at night…but I don’t have that problem!
- People judge me as lazy, instead of just sick. But those people suck, so I really must try to ignore them!
(Images from WeHeartIt)
Can any of you manage to make it through the day without a nappity nap? Or are you like me and dragged into the constant, crushing world of fatigue?