do you take a nap in the afternoon?

Philippines
October 17, 2007 12:25am CST
i do..almost always. i read somewhere that sleeping 45 minutes in the afternoon is enough to compensate for staying late out at night. what do you think? have you experienced this? do like taking afternoon naps?
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• Philippines
17 Oct 07
I live in the Philippines and we were colonized by the spaniards more than a hundred years ago. Some of their culture has been passed down to us including siestas meaning taking a nap in the afternoon. I do this when I am home and I do not having anything else to do and I also love to sleep in the afternoon during weekends to compensate for the sleep that I lack.It keeps me feeling refreshed and ready to take on another week of work.
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• Philippines
17 Oct 07
hi girl! yeah, naps are a spanish thing, right? but me, i dunno, it's just that i need it. hehe and you're right. it does get me refreshed for another week, when i do it on weekends. say, what do you do? you still a student?
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
I'm a fresh grad.I teach koreans online.That keeps me busy the whole week.I work for about 12 hours a day so I lack sleep most of the time.That's why afternoon naps during weekends is convenient for me.If I don't have weekend things going on, that is.
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• Philippines
18 Oct 07
you teach koreans online? how do you do that? how were you able to get the job? does it pay well? can you do it on partime? oh i hope you get to read these questions and reply to them? that sounds interesting,....thanks!
@cici6880 (656)
• China
17 Oct 07
I dont take a nap in the afternoon.When I was a child my mother forced me to take a nap in the noon but I was unwilling.Still now I am not used to take a nap in the afternoon though everybody told me that is a good habit.
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• Philippines
18 Oct 07
hi cici! did you grow tall? they say that if you don't sleep in the afternoons as a child, you will not grow tall. i didn't sleep, and didn't grow.lol
@cici6880 (656)
• China
19 Oct 07
If I know that I will force myself to take a nap in the afternoon,lol!I always complain to my mother about my stature though my stature the same with most of my classmates.But I want to be taller!
• United States
17 Oct 07
Yeah I take naps, I just cant help myself at times. If Im feeling sleepy then what else can I do? lol I probably take more naps than I should, and I really dont feel well if I take a nap in the late afternoon, so if Im going to nap I will take one before 1pm. Plus that way I dont feel so guilty about doing it. : ) Bay Lay Gray xx
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• Philippines
18 Oct 07
nap - baby nap
haha i take naps right after lunch, and it is not helping my weight control efforts (as if i have one) lol ....but i feel so groggy if i don't hit the sack. i wonder what effect does lunch have on me? i would like to have coffee but since i am trying to conceive, i dont take caffeine.
• Philippines
22 Oct 07
I take a nap during break hours at work. We actually have break hours during 3:00 p.m., so I used to take a nap at that point of time. Taking a nap is very helpful, so that you will regain the energy that was lost in your body. Have a nice day and take care!
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• China
17 Oct 07
i do that. although there is not enough time, it is good for you to work in the afternoon. you will want to have a rest or fell the train go across you head. it is disgusting. most time i have a nap in the afternoon when i have woek to do in this afternoon.
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• United States
17 Oct 07
Sometimes I do, but not my choice. It is a necessity with my twins.
@marabdl86 (615)
• United States
19 Oct 07
I usually take naps in the afternoon when i don't have notthign to do the next day. I stay up really late and usually endd up sleeping all day as a result :(
• Philippines
19 Oct 07
hehe you know, i can't sleep like the whole day, even if i stay up late. how do you do it? is there no noise around your room?
• United States
19 Oct 07
Oh there's noise beleive me. I'm just out of it i guess. I love the night I'm all to myself . SOmetimes it's nice to sleep all day especially when you're depressed hahaha
@terrych (1227)
• United States
18 Oct 07
Well whenever I have the time and I feel like I take a nap teh only problem is that if I do not set the alarm I can easyly sleep 2 hours or more... I guess I am just so good for sleeping!
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
18 Oct 07
I take a nap in the afternoon whenever I get a chance. I never used to get tired in the afternoons. I am not sure if it is because of some of the medications that I am taking, or if it is a sign that I am getting older, but now it seems that I am tired all of the time.