The nap club!!

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  1. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather Silver Member

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    I love sitting on the edge of the bed, crossing my legs to untie a shoe...then wake up 20 minutes later, energized but my eyes lookin like I just left a party in 73, 'cause I napped with my contacts in. I really enjoy the involuntary nap...unless it's at a stoplight.
     
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    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

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    yes.
     
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  3. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Senior Stratmaster

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    I can't do naps.

    I'll overdo it and it screws up nocturnal sleep.gif

    Your screen name suggests otherwise.
     
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  4. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather Silver Member

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    My nocturnal recuperation periods are screwed up...that's why naps are so keen!
     
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    an anthropologist person i studied under as an undergraduate advanced the idea that napping is natural to us as a matter of necessity.

    time we didn't spend gathering nuts and berries was spent running for our lives trying not to be dinner for something else.

    so we'd sleep when we could.

    then, many years later, i listened to my daughter's beloved as he talked a bit about his tours in war zones ... and compared it to what little experience i have from another time and another place;

    sleep when ya can, because there isn't any guarantee that you aren't going to be very busy when it's dark outside...and something bigger and meaner might be trying to eat you.

    and it dawned upon me...
    things haven't changed much.
     
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    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather Silver Member

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    StratoMutt Senior Stratmaster

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    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather Silver Member

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    I think it's my recent retirement. Even though I'm retired, I'm seldom really very tired. I need to motivate my ass to be more active.
     
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    Bladesg Funk Meister Silver Member

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    I have the occasional afternoon nap. Sometimes I'll even go to bed to have the nap because I know I cannot stay awake
     
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    stratobiker Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Neverzzzzzzz! :D
     
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    Deafsoundguy Strat-o-hackster Silver Member

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    I remember years ago reading that Da Vinci just took power naps so he could do more. Then just recently I read Tesla did too. Looking it up, they both did the Uberman sleep cycle which is just that, only naps not any real go to bed moment. I think I’d be pretty crabby.
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    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    I can (and do) sleep 10 hours at night and still enjoy a nice 90 minute nap after lunch :D
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I fall asleep instantly, the second I sit down with a guitar (according to Mrs Bit I haven't noticed myself..) :)
     
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    henderman Most Honored Senior Member

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    about 12 years ago i started falling asleep while drinking coffee after dinner and would wake up when i spilt the coffee on myself.

    now i can lay down and take a nap at any time.

    not sure if i am part cat or rumplestiltkins.
     
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    henderman Most Honored Senior Member

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    i used to lay awake forever...

    breathing meditation, which is basically focusing on your breathing and nothing else - has fixed that 100%.

    i had to work at it, it did not happen overnight but i have no more sleep issues, and it has been over 10 years of smooth running now.

    i might sound like a new age weirdo and a broken record repeating myself on the breathing meditation thing but i'm not the only one who has gotten better results with it than everything else put together.
     
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    smithstrato Senior Stratmaster

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    Thanks for the tip... If it works I will dedicate a dream to you @henderman
     
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    Oh yes. I'm up at 4:00 AM for work, I take a nap (or two) so I can finish the day.
     
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    Well here's 10 hours of rain & thunder or white noise for deep sleep & relaxation. I find this helps.:)

     
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    I'm in!!
    :D

    Most times when I have a day off I'll get one.
     
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    My Lab, "Sadie", can be found every afternoon on her "beddy bye". She inspires me to hit the recliner and join her with the TV on. Not sure why but when I got into my late 60s my sleep pattern went haywire and started waking up at 3 AM every morning.
     
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