Thursday, January 6, 2011

To Nap Or Not To Nap....

My shift at work runs from 7am to 3pm, which other than that first 20min where I am trying to drag my butt out of bed I love.  I get my day over with, work during the busiest time and can still make a matinee at the movie theatre. 

My one dilemma everyday is whether I should nap or not, is there more important things I could be doing.  Do grownups have a nap everyday, or do they use their time more productively.  I'm not going to lie I spend a good part of my day thinking about the nap I could have after work.  I mean what is there really to do between 3:45 and 5pm.  Sure I could watch Oprah, but I wouldn't consider that productive. 

In searching the benefits of napping on I came across this article: Napping, a love story and realized I came across a kindred spirit.  I love to nap, crawling under the sheets with the windows open and the sun on my face at 3:45pm makes me elated with joy.  They tend to be the best sleep ever, the most relaxing and rewarding.  They make my life feel luxurious, like I am the lady of leisure I believe I am meant to be. 

Sure in my quick research I cam across some great benefits of napping, mostly for the 20min nap which I feel is a tease.  What I loved about this article is how she felt about napping, and how it echoed my own true, deep down feelings.

Do I think I need to nap everyday, no...  But I am no longer going to feel guilty for having one and it being the most joyful part of my day.

Hope your sleeps are as restful as mine are going to be.

Love Kaydee


  1. Mmm...napping....The hardest part about napping for me is if I feel like someone is judging me. Otherwise, it's a true love.

  2. I love the part about the pilot sleeping mid-flight. BTW, I recently read one of this woman's book and quite enjoyed it..."The Three Weissmanns of Westport" I think you'd like it too.

  3. I think I would too!! Her article really spoke to me

  4. I also love naps, and nap every day I have off (unless I have a crazy amount of running around to do).

    I am a big believer in the 20min nap, unless I actually feel unwell. You are right, it is a tease, but there is a trick to it. You set your alarm for 30min. That gives you 10min to fall asleep, and then you actually get the full 20min of sleep. Also, its enough to re-energize you, but not enough to fatigue you.

    As for what productive things could be done between 4-5pm? Not sure. Guess it depends on what you have going on in your life. I would probably work out. OMG I regular work and workout schedule would be my dream.

    But then again, the workout would come after my 20min nap! :)