How important is nap to you?

China
June 12, 2007 11:12am CST
Taking a nap after lunch every day is very important for me, without which I would feel lackadaisical for the rest of the day and would be unable to work effectively. I have formed this habit of taking a nap for many years. Do you have to take a nap to make you energetic?
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@megumiart (3781)
• United States
5 Feb 08
No, I never really need or want to nap. I make sure my body gets enough sleep on a regular basis.
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• China
7 Feb 08
Hello dear megumiart. It is really very important to have a very good and enough night's sleep to make sure that one is energetic during the day.
@ssh123 (31103)
• India
13 Jul 07
Till I reached the age of 55, I was not taking afternoon nap. Most of the time I used to spend outside my residence. Now I am taking 30 minutes afternoon nap, which helps me work till 8 p.m. in the night.
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• China
16 Jul 07
It shows that you have been an energetic man. That is great. But a nap really helps you recover from your tiredness and makes you more effective and productive in your work. Happy napping, friend.
@ssh123 (31103)
• India
16 Jul 07
It is possible to have a nap in the afternoon, because my office is attached to my house. If I have to travel for long distance, it is not proper to take a nap in the office, unless I am the boss.
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• China
17 Jul 07
It is cool to have your office close to where you live so that you can have an afternoon nap. I think that you can be your own boss to take a nap most of the time. You decide it. lol
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• India
7 Feb 08
First off all, a heavy hi to you my freind! I am also like you. I am also not able to work properly without a small nap. No matter wether I take it in the morning, afternoon or in the evening. Since I am a student and in bodybuilding too, more and more rest is recomended to me. Taking rest relaxes my muscles that gives me a better shape and size of muscles. So basicaly, my main motive behind taking a small nap is my bodybuilding. Also, sometimes when I am very very tired, I just take a small nap to feel a little bit more energized and more fresh... I have heard that taking a small nap in afternoon is good for your health also. So, I think we must all take it!
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• China
7 Feb 08
Hello dear friend. Yeah, a short nap after lunch can help us recover and relax ourselves. You are right that we must all take a nap if possible for a better health. A same very heavy hi to you, my dear MUKUL.
@youless (92269)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Feb 08
I know having a nap at noon is very important. You will have more energy to work in the afternoon. However, I don't have a nap at noon because I don't think the time is enough for me. I need a sleep rather than a nap:) Since I have to work, so I skip it and stay in Mylot:)
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• China
4 Dec 08
Hello youless. A nap is of great importance to me as I don't feel so good without taking a nap, but like you, I also post a few responses before going to bed for a nap. See you, friend.
@beyonce03 (2331)
• Canada
6 Feb 08
Right now naps are very important to me because I'M pregnant. I will give birth in less then 2 month so every sleeps is important for me. I try to take one every day in the afternoon. Sometimes I just can't because of doctor appoitement, but most of the time I have no problem doing it :)
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• China
4 Dec 08
Hello beyonce. It is now one year after since I found that I had not responded to your response to my discussion. I hope that you do not mind about it. So I guess that you are now busy with your taking care of your baby. It is the same with my wife when she has her baby, taking good care of him without having enough time to rest and sleep. So a good sleep or nap is really of great importance to us. Take care, friend.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
5 Feb 08
I cannot take after noon naps, since that was the time I am busy in my office. But, my mom who is a home maker has to have a nap in the afternoon to get going with more enthusiasm. It's a matter if habit. Sleeping at night for 6-7 hours is very important to recharge the battery. Or else I end up having a bad day altogether. I think, sleeping is very important when we get rid of our toxic wastes and become fresh. Thanks.
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• China
4 Dec 08
Hello mimpi. You are right that sleeping is very important. If I do not have a good sleep, I will be very exhausted the next day. Taking a nap after lunch before going to the office for my afternoon work is a habitual action of mine. I don't need to sleep long, but a short while so long as I fall asleep for a little while. But if I don't have to go work, I sleep longer like one or two hours, especially when it is hot weather, not this cold weather that we are having now. Thank you for your response and I am sorry that I did not respond to you earlier, but a year later. Take care and keep warm in winter, mimpi.
• Canada
5 Feb 08
No I am not a napper. My energy is pretty consistent throughout the day and I do not feel the need for naps. When I have slept in the afternoon or evening it throws my natural sleep cycles off. Different things suit different people and we all have to do what works best for us! Raia
• China
7 Feb 08
Hello my dear perspective friend. Sometimes if I sleep too long for the nap, I find it hard for me to fall asleep at night, but not always. I still love to take a nap especially during the hot summer and cool autumn and warm spring. I sleep less after lunch when the weather is very cold, but it is still a pleasure for me to stay in my warm bed after I turn on my electric blanket. Thanks so much for the response. Williamjisir.
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
16 Dec 07
It brings back my energy. taking a nap takes a lot of stress and tiresme out of me. It really relaxes me and makes me renew my strength to go on with my daily tasks. If I find time, I take a nap even just for few minutes.
• China
7 Feb 08
Hello dear izathewzia. Yeah, taking a nap is really of great importance to many people as it helps refreshes us and gives us much more energy. Sometimes if I do not have enough time to sleep, I would like to take a fifteen-minute nap in the hope that I can fall asleep and it helps me a lot if I do fall asleep within the short time. Thanks for your response very much.
• India
16 Dec 07
i love naps ..most of the time i try to sleep very well...i take naps while traveling ..:) and also it is said that takeing naps are very important for our body to replenish ..and i think its true...and it also reduces aging and increases lifespan... so get as muach as sleep u can....it is very good for health...regards Harry
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• China
16 Dec 07
Hello dear miracle world. I appreciate your nice and positive response to this discussion as I think that it is very reasonable and helpful for us to take a good nap for enjoying more of life. Thank you very much for it. Good day.
@xunyicao (45)
• China
14 Dec 07
Taking a nap after lunch every day also is very important for me,If i don't take a nap after lunch i will feel very tired at all afternoon and haven't spirits to do everything.sometimes I think this habit is not good ,if haven't time to take a nap,the situation will be bad.
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• China
15 Dec 07
Hello dear xyc. I understand that because it is also very important to me. If I don't have a good nap, I would be very inefficient in my work and study. Thanks very much for your response, dear friend.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
30 Nov 07
I take a nap in between work in front of computer. Other than that I only need orange juice after lunch or any meal to get my brain going. It's been a while since I work full time so I don't remember how it felt after lunch and not taking a nap. Now I have my own business and work part time I don't feel as tired anymore unless I work on computer the whole day. Maybe if you don't have time for nap, at least eat the right lunch meal. let me see if I still have the name of a certain meal that helps you reenergize
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• China
30 Nov 07
Hello LittleMel. Thanks so much for your response. I am glad to know that orange juice helps a lot in gaing some more energy for our afternoon work. I didn't know this though I drink it only when I want to in the day. I appreciate your nice response very much. Have a good day.
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@youless (92269)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Nov 07
I accept that the nap is important. However, I can't have a nap at noon because I have to work. Besides, I'd like to use this time to do something like posting in Mylot or checking the smartphone software websites. If I have a nap, perhaps it means I am feeling sick.
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• China
30 Nov 07
Hello youless. So I am glad to know that you don't usually need to have a nap unless you have to when you do not feel well. But to me, a nap is some kind of enjoyment as I always feel sleepy after lunch. I guess that I worked in a firm, I would have to get rid of the 'nap' habit like most people do in a company. lol. Thanks for dropping in for the discussion, dear youless.
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
29 Nov 07
The truth about naps as far as am concerned is that I never got tuned to the habit as a child because as children,we had permanent responsibilities of lookinga after the goats and sheep and as shepherds, you simply dont have time for any nap, yours is to be alert and watchful, lest the animals get lost or eaten by willd animals.
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• China
30 Nov 07
Hello dear academic friend. Yes, I can see your situation that you had to look after the goats on the hill and had no time to take a nap. I like that kind of life that you had as a child. I think that it is fun with the goats in the wild place. But do you still have to look after the goats now, please? Thanks for your response, dear friend.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
28 Nov 07
I do not take nap after lunch. Since I was a working lady, there was no opportunity to take a nap in the afternoon. If I am not well, then I will sleep for half-an-hour in the noon, may be due to the effect of the tablets.
• China
29 Nov 07
Hello dear Buchi_bulla. I am sorry that you do not have time enough to take a good nap because of the nature of your work. I guess that maybe you are used to not having a nap. Thanks very much for your response, my dear friend.
@yinaiquan (106)
• China
26 Nov 07
This is really a very good habit.I "envy" your habit very much.Although we have half an hour to have lunch and have a rest in our company.we also have many things to do,I find half an hour can not enough. So we are always tired after lunch.The efficient work is impossible. Have a good time, my dear friend.
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• China
26 Nov 07
Hello dear yaq. I am sorry that you don't have enough time for a nap and rest as you are always so busy in the company. It would be great if the company could spare you like two hours' rest after lunch every day. For sure you would get more energetic each day and work would be efficient. Thanks so much for your response, dear friend.
@dio123 (1790)
• India
25 Nov 07
Yes a little nap in the noon is always a great feeling we must take 20 to 30 minutes of nap after our launch I make feel fresh for rest of the day and we can perform well in our work also
• China
25 Nov 07
Hello dio. Yes, a little nap is good for us to get refreshed for the rest of the day, as I always do. Thanks so much for your response, dear friend.
• United States
8 Nov 07
I alwayssss have to take a nap! It's like I wake up early in the morning, go to a few classes for the day and have to come right back and nap! Maybe it's the boring professors that do it to me. But without a nap I'd be pretty un-productive at work without a nap. and I thought I was the only one!
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• China
25 Nov 07
Hello dear angel. So we do the same thing. A nap is always helpful in making us more productive and energetic in our work and study. By the way, I just got up from my one-hour nap and I feel so good now. Thanks for your response, dear angel friend.
@liji0989 (232)
• China
7 Nov 07
probably,that thought never entered my mind
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• China
25 Nov 07
Really? So you seldom take a nap, I guess. Anyway a good nap is really of great importance to your afternoon work as it offers you more energy after taking a good nap. Thanks for your response, dear liji.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
20 Oct 07
oh my..with the kind of job i have right now..sleep is a luxury...thats the consequences we get with the the kind of job i choose...adding up living night life and party aside just to get all the sleep we can get.
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• China
20 Oct 07
Right. Sleep is really a luxury to us especially when we have to work hard for hours using too much of our brain and our strength, both mentally and physically.
@mepibot (388)
• Brazil
20 Oct 07
No, i don´t need of take a nap sometimes, just when i feel tired of something, but usually i don´t like cuz sometimes when i take a nap in afternoom i wake up with headache, i don´t know why. And i have inmsonia, so, i just sleep 4 hours before i take my meds, now i can sleep 10hours, but i always go sleep later. I know this is not good for health i hope change this habit. ^_^
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• China
20 Oct 07
So it is good that you don't need to have a nap, which partly shows that you are still energetic after morning work and can work effectively in the rest of the day. By the way, sometimes I also have the problem that you have mentioned here. That is when I take a nap in the afternoon and when I have to get up, I wake up with headache and sometimes I find it very hard to get up as if my head were absorbed by some force from the pillow. That kind of feeling is too bad. I don't like it at all and I still don't feel good for the rest of the day if that kind of case should happen to me.
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