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Old 09-06-2019, 05:57 AM   #1
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Need advice on NAPPING

This is a NEW FORUM solely to discuss NAPPING, TAKING A QUICK SHUT EYE, and any other title to describe the above.
By creating this public forum "Napping" can now be considered an official HOBBY.


Hi all! I'm new to napping and was wondering if any of you old timers had some suggestions for me.

I've heard that napping with your shoes on is not good form. Is that true? I hope not as I do all the time.

What about having a snack? Is it better to have a snack before? or after napping?

Looking forward to meeting all you 'regulars'.

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Old 09-06-2019, 06:33 AM   #2
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My snack is usually what makes me want to nap! LOL! I don't wear shoes in the house, so my naps are always sans shoes.
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Old 09-06-2019, 06:57 AM   #3
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Never NAP for more than 20 minutes. Don't know why, but that's what I've read.
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Old 09-06-2019, 07:36 AM   #4
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Napping is a dangerous game for me. Might be 20 minutes might be 3 hours. I never know.
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:29 AM   #5
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Never NAP for more than 20 minutes. Don't know why, but that's what I've read.
Forgotten that! You're right. Years ago once the kids started school it was the first time I ever got to catch-up in badly needed sleep. If I only napped for 20 minutes it was very refreshing. If I zonked out for a couple of hours I would wake up groggy and had a hard time to shake the lethargy.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:16 AM   #6
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To be successful at napping, you can't have any rules. Rules create stress and stress interferes with napping. Just relax and let it happen. Your body will tell you how long to nap.

I typically nap in the late afternoon or even the early evening. Sometimes SO has to wake me up to start dinner. No set time, no rules. If I feel sleepy I recline and close my eyes. Having the TV on for some background noise works for me.

If you're a little groggy when you wake up, splash some cold water on your face and take a walk around the living room.

Happy napping.
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I want to retire so that I can nap..........
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To be successful at napping, you can't have any rules. Rules create stress and stress interferes with napping. Just relax and let it happen. Your body will tell you how long to nap.


Happy napping.

Ahhh but sometimes you have to. Should I accidentally crash and sleep thru dusk without closing up the geese'n chickens it just leaves the table open to coyotes/fox/wolves to come for dinner. Certainly not groggy when I wake up and it is dark outside - that's a jolt for the ol'ticker!


Gosh, never thought this hobby would have been so popular - thanks for the suggestion to CWS and roadfix!
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Ahhh but sometimes you have to. Should I accidentally crash and sleep thru dusk without closing up the geese'n chickens it just leaves the table open to coyotes/fox/wolves to come for dinner...

Your brain won't let you be irresponsible. If the time is approaching for tending to your birds, you will know that and be ready. In that circumstance, you probably won't be able to nap because you know you have things to do.
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Ahhh but sometimes you have to. Should I accidentally crash and sleep thru dusk without closing up the geese'n chickens it just leaves the table open to coyotes/fox/wolves to come for dinner. Certainly not groggy when I wake up and it is dark outside - that's a jolt for the ol'ticker!


Gosh, never thought this hobby would have been so popular - thanks for the suggestion to CWS and roadfix!
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