Do you take nap at afternoon?

@keval32 (1099)
India
June 9, 2010 8:15pm CST
Hi myLotters, I was just wondering that how many of you are used to take nap at afternoon? I am used to take nap, I have to take, it relaxes my mind. After having around 1 hour nap, I feel that I am fresh. After taking nap, I can do my work very efficiently. Do you take nap at afternoon? Then at what time? And for how many hours?
5 people like this
21 responses
• India
10 Jun 10
I always feel taking nap at afternoon when in the office and promise me that I am going to sleep on this weekend after luch but I break that promise. When I am at home, do not feel like sleeping in the afternoon. Its always office day when I feel like sleepy. There is no way I can sleep in the office :(
@keval32 (1099)
• India
10 Jun 10
Your work seems boring with you.....
• India
10 Jun 10
Work is not boring at all but I feel that only after lunch, a cup of cofee does good in this case.
@keval32 (1099)
• India
10 Jun 10
Aha...I do so sometimes after taking a lunch.
@347eat (113)
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
When I was a kid my mom told me that to always take a nap in the afternoon so I can have more stamina when playing but when I grew up already Im still taking a nap to relax and refresh my mind so I can work until midnight without any feeling of asleep.
@keval32 (1099)
• India
10 Jun 10
That's great!! Yes, It's refreshing
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
10 Jun 10
I do take an hour nap and timed them so I do not end up sleeping for hours since I am an sleepy head lol I take my naps so I can enjoy evening services at church and my life at home.
@keval32 (1099)
• India
10 Jun 10
Hmmm that's nice. We get fresh if we take nap.
@mlotta (218)
• Managua, Nicaragua
10 Jun 10
Usually, I take a nap in the morning, often because I get so tired after I wake up, that I'm not aware of my surroundings. Sometimes, I take a nap in the afternoon, but for 10-50 minutes, because I would get bored or something like that.
@keval32 (1099)
• India
10 Jun 10
At morning? There and then after waking up? I didn't understand.
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
I used to take a nap before and yes it really refreshes you..I only sleep an hour or two but I can really rest my mind and body I feel so good when I wake up it's like I have a new energy and ready to work again.
@ohiocy (215)
• Malaysia
11 Jun 10
Well I do take naps most of the days. Especially on the days that I have to do a lot of things ever since the early morning. Like you, I take naps so that I can recharge myself and freshen up my brain as well. One thing about nap that I'm not sure whether you noticed or not, after a nap, even our emotions will be reset. I mean we will wake up like totally anew, as in not easy to lose temper and can make judgments without emotional influences. Anyways I usually take a nap around 2 or 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Each nap will take around 30-45 minutes. Happy mylotting:)
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
10 Jun 10
Oh, how I wish I could. But no I don't. I have an 18 month old son. When he naps I clean. And now that my almost 7 year old daughter is home on summer break, I have no time for napping. I barely have enough time for regular evening sleep.
@airasheila (5459)
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
Hi, with reference to your main question - yes, I do take a nap in the afternoon. But, that applies only during weekends. I see to it that for the 2 days weekend, I will take at least an hour for each day to have a nap. However, this habit does not applies during weekdays, since, its very difficult to take a nap in our office, because, we are just given a half hour breaktime. Thank you and Have a nice day.
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
yes because it helps me to relax and gain more energy. if you nap at least thirty minutes, you can help your brain to rest and relax, can also help your blood to relax and your muscle will reduce tension. so you should take a nap every afternoon. so that you will have enough energy when you want to do something especially if you have work, you can finish on your doing.
• United States
10 Jun 10
I take a nap in the afternoon every now and then. Sometimes when I am studying in my room, I get stressed out and just need to lay down. Then I fall asleep. It feels great to take a break in the middle of the day. But even though napping is great, it's a little hard to fall asleep at night when you sleep during the day and then you stay awake all night and have less energy the next day. So I try to limit the naps I take if I need to wake up early but now since it's the summer, I can nap all I want
• United States
10 Jun 10
I take at least 2 naps a day because I wasn't sleeping good at nights. Some of the naps are short like 5 minutes and some of them at least an hour and half. I love to nap especially when I am watching boring tv programs
• Malaysia
10 Jun 10
for me, it's more like a power nap. about 5 minutes or so. i just lean back in my office chair and close my eyes.. it's almost guaranteed that i always have almost 5 minutes before someone comes in to disturb me with some work problem.. but that 5 minutes of shut eye is really really refreshing
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
10 Jun 10
Hi, keval32. I may doze off if I ever get the chance to. I may take a nap only when I am very exhausted.
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
10 Jun 10
only if i have had a bad nights sleep, that sort of thing will i have a nap in the afternoon.
@dodo19 (32885)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
10 Jun 10
Sometimes, I take an afternoon nap or something like that. It certainly does happen. However, I can't say that it happens very often. Personally, I prefer not to take an after nap. But I will if, let's say, I'm sick, not feeling well, didn't have a good night's sleep, or something like that.
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
10 Jun 10
Hi keval, I have no hard fast plan to sleeping in the afternoon. I tend to isten to my body, if I feel tired then I sleep whatever time of day it is. I am fortunate that I work for myself and working hours are flexible. So, if I want to sleep I do. Sleep in the daytime can vary from 20mins to 1hour. Like you, after it I feel so much more alive and energetic. I often wonder if workers were allowed an afternoon sleep would work efficiency double and employers benefit?
@adamc151 (479)
10 Jun 10
Nope, although i often very much need one. I manage to keep my eyes open till night time though. thing is, i usually manage to stay awake through my tiredness and then i can't get to sleep. My body wakes up again for some reason
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
hi im not napping in this afternoon cause im very hard to sleep at night .i dont know if i hve insomia ...
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
I wish I can take a nap in the afternoon. I can't because of work. :( Lucky you! When I was a kid I used to hate nap times because I wanted to play the whole day, but now, how I wish I could take a nap twice a day!
@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jun 10
Usually I won't have a nap at noon as this short time break is not enough for me. I need to have a good sleep:) This is why I don't have a nap at usual. But in these few days I especially feel sleepy. I will have a nap after lunch. I love China