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Old 06-26-2008, 09:52 PM   #21
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I never used to take naps until my pain levels exploded in January. Now, since all I do is catch little "naps" through the night, I always take one in the morning and afternoon after I have taken my pain meds. They usually last only 20 minutes or so, but sometimes can be two hours....longer than I sleep in one go at night.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:59 PM   #22
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Depends on the day..... but I try not to. Makes me feel like I didn't get anything productive done.
I work weekends, and I get up at 3 am those days..... Saturday I can do without but by Sunday I'm zonked cuz we usually do something saturday when I'm done and stay too long.....
Otherwise during the week I usually get up at 4, and actually the lazier I am in the morning the more I tend to pass out at my daughter's naptime.
Problem solved.... I just try not to sit down all morning!!!
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:37 PM   #23
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Before I started working again I napped every day at 2:00pm...
now I'm lucky if I can squeeze one in on Sunday afternoon. :( love my naps.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:40 PM   #24
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If the nap is a "nap" with DH, then I'm all for it, but if it's the actual sleep-type nap, no thanks!
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:11 AM   #25
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I don't take naps.
Rather, I wake up from slumber to attend to various things throughout the day.
I never take a nap because if I do and I get woken up in less than an hour, I'm cranky and have a headache.
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:43 AM   #26
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DH and I take a siesta nearly every day, especially this time of year, when it is so hot. Most businesses here close for siesta from 2-4 every afternoon, then re-open from 4-8. We usually eat lunch around 1:30, sleep from 2-3:30, then get up and have some iced coffee. Oh, I know, I know - it is a hard life. (Hey, we did work REALLY hard before we retired - honest.)
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:16 PM   #27
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DH and I take a siesta nearly every day, especially this time of year, when it is so hot. Most businesses here close for siesta from 2-4 every afternoon, then re-open from 4-8. We usually eat lunch around 1:30, sleep from 2-3:30, then get up and have some iced coffee. Oh, I know, I know - it is a hard life. (Hey, we did work REALLY hard before we retired - honest.)
looks like my nap time is back. for two weeks couldn't seem to drift off. i am so glad, it really perks me up to have a nap.

we would be smart to start the siesta habit here in u.s.

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Old 06-29-2008, 02:28 PM   #28
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I don't take naps.
Rather, I wake up from slumber to attend to various things throughout the day.
Hey, I like your thinking!!

I take one every Sunday. It's about that time too. If I don't, I'm worn by Tuesday. And of course, if I'm sick I will anytime.
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:04 PM   #29
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Never have been much of a napper. When I worked in the hospital I would put my head down for about 15 minutes in the nurse's lounge to recharge, but that's about it.

Until Buck died last week, I usually got about 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night, so a nap wasn't really necessary. Now, my sleep is all messed up. As in...I don't sleep. Maybe 3 hours per night if I'm lucky.

As a result, I've been taking a 2-hour nap in the recliner midmorning and another midafternoon. That seems to stave off being too tired.
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:47 PM   #30
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(((Katie))) sweetheart, it might well take a while to get things running smoothly.

I used to be an insomniac till got ill afew years ago: the biggst symptom at first was that I slept and slept and slept. I am now pretty much perfect and sleep a lot more than I used to.

DH is a napper at it drive me potty, he can nap on the undergrund or a bus, even if he' ony on it to or three stops. He loves to nap and is always trying to get me to nap with him at weekends. We're only 29! He also has that enviable skill of falling asleep as soon as his head hits the pillow, leaving me a little bit envious and lonely next to him, lol
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