Cat Naps

@laglen (19782)
United States
January 30, 2011 2:24pm CST
Do you ever take cat naps? By this I mean short naps. 20 minutes or so. Do you find them helpful? I find 20 to 30 minutes is good, but over an hour, I just get more tired. Do you take naps? Daily or just sometimes? I very rarely have time for one, but when I do, I love it. I think our days would be so much better if we could all take cat naps.
9 responses
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
30 Jan 11
Sometimes, but I have to say not very often. I simply do not have the time for it most of the time.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
30 Jan 11
I understand, I dont have time often, but am grateful when I can
• United States
30 Jan 11
how does your body naturally wake up after twenty minutes
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
30 Jan 11
I set an alarm
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
30 Jan 11
I go in spurts. Sometimes, I take naps daily, and then for months, I won't take any. I do know I can't take a 20 minute nap. I don't fall asleep for 20 minutes +... My naps are usually an hour and some times longer, like 2 hours. AND I don't have a problem getting to sleep at night. Of course, I don't go to bed until midnight or later. But I'm usually up at 6 to let one of my dogs out.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
30 Jan 11
I am an early to bed person, which is funny since sometimes with my job I dont get out of work until 2 am. As a matter of fact, I think I will grab a couple zzzs before I go in tonight...
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
30 Jan 11
Have a good nap... I think I need to get out of my pajamas...
• United States
18 Feb 11
micronaps make me more tired. if it's not at least 90 minutes,i'd rather stay up.otherwise,i'll just wake disoriented.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
18 Feb 11
I could go for a good 90 minutes right about now.
@katsmeow1213 (29044)
• United States
30 Jan 11
I think anything less than an hour or two just makes me feel worse. 20 to 30 minutes would give me enough time to doze off just before I have to wake up again. I couldn't handle that. I only nap when I desperately need to, which thankfully isn't too often.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
1 Feb 11
I think the point of cat naps is just relaxation, nobody could fall asleep that quick!
@dellmore (85)
• United States
30 Jan 11
That's not possible for me the shortest nap I can take is about an hour my body just won't allow anything else. I can relax for like a half hour but no sleeping .
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
30 Jan 11
thats essentially what a cat nap is. You can not reach a deep sleep in less than an hour, it usually takes closer to two hours.
@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
30 Jan 11
Hello Laglen, I'd like to be able to take cat naps. But I'm not. When I put my head on a pillow, either I sleep for an hour or two , or I don't sleep at all. I can't wake up after 20 or 30 minutes or if I do, I get up more tired and nervous. That's why I try not to sleep in the afternoon, because I don't have so much time. It would be better if I could sleep each afternoon for 20 minutes - this is an amount of time I could find, but I prefer not to sleep at all rather than sleep 20 minutes and get up more tired and nervous.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
30 Jan 11
I understand. When I take the 20 minute nap, I dont actually fall into a deep sleep. Just restfull for a bit.
@wwpauljd (51)
• United States
30 Jan 11
It's absolutely normal to feel that way. So, Here's the deal. Your body doesn't know whether you're taking a nap during the day or going to bed for the night. If you take a 20-30 minute nap your body stays alert and all the processes are running. When that nap goes over 30 minutes the main body processes like digestion stop or significantly slow down and the body thinks that you will rest for the next 7-8 hours but when you wake up after an hour, you feel tired. So, 20-30 minute naps are perfectly healthy during the day, but no more than that.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
30 Jan 11
Thank you for the easy explanation. It makes perfect sense.
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
30 Jan 11
My cats do and watching them all cute an sleepy makes me then fall asleep. Guess I should not be at home all day watching the cats.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
30 Jan 11
lol but I bet you are well rested!
@maezee (33460)
• United States
24 Jan 16
I cannot do this. I wish. If i go in for a nap I put aside an hour or so for it. It usually takes me quite some time to actually get to sleep. At least 20 minutes.