Taking a nap during lunch break.

@ardoy0731 (7308)
Philippines
October 18, 2011 1:33am CST
During lunch break I usually take a nap for about an hour.Our lunch break starts a 12pm till 1pm but we usually we eat around 11:30 am hehehe.BUt today I joined an officemate to got to depot to look for something. So now I feel dizzy and sleepy while working,I really wanted to go to home and just sleep lol.I wish i could do that hehe. Now I'm just drinking a cup of cofee to wake me up. You,what do you usually do during lunch break (after eating)? Going out or just take a nap?
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41 responses
@khare_1005 (1310)
• India
19 Oct 11
well lunch breaks are meant to take lunches and not to take a nap or else it would have been named as nap break.lol. i usually don't take a nap as i don't feel sleepy at night if i go for a nap.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
You have a point on that hehe. What do you do during breaks if you don't take nap?
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
We are lucky here caused we are allow to take nap during lunch break.
• India
19 Oct 11
well then you are lucky.even if i am allowed to have those nap hours,i'll try to utilize it for my online activities.
@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 11
Hi ardoy0731, the weather here in the scorching afternoon always makes me feeling drowsy right after I have just finished my lunch. Yeah, this is why I like enjoying a short nap for half an hour or so after the lunch. I will go for my part time work after the nap as long I reach the office before 1:20pm The short nap makes me energetic in the workplace. Happy posting
@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 11
I love weekends as I don't have to work. It's a sweet time to take a nap It's now 12:15pm, I would stay away after reading some more posts or may be I would like to type a few posts before having my lunch...followed by a nap
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
22 Oct 11
Yes it sometimes the weather that makes feel sleepy someimes,and taking a nap can help and give us extra energy for the day.
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• United States
19 Oct 11
I used to work with an attorney who would take a nap at work so he could stay longer at work. If he didn't get his nap he left at 6pm, if he did get a nap, which he tried to do if he didn't have anything to do that day, i.g. court or a deposition, he would leave much later. You should take time to rest during the day, lunch in a great time to relax because you are going to need that kindergarten nap to recharge for the rest of the day.
• United States
20 Oct 11
I had a bunch of attorney bosses, I worked in a big law firm. I've also worked in smaller firms, its more one on one then. It was a professional atmosphere, I liked it.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
20 Oct 11
yep,It can recharge us a little bit.Your working in a law firm,how is it having an attorney boss?
@gloryacam (5540)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
MyLot!!! Unless of course there are things that need to be finished at the office. Or sometimes, when I have a project at my night job, I also take a nap because when I have a night job, I only get a max of 3 hours sleep. I have a sofa in my office and it really feels good to take a nap in it.
@gloryacam (5540)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
Yep. I was really sleepy in both jobs. So, add maybe an hour's sleep during each job so that's 5 hours in all. The longest I had done that was 2 weeks. Thank goodness the project (in my night job) was done so the week after, we did not have to report. I could do it as long as it's just once in a while. If the night job becomes more stable, I would have to choose between the two jobs.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
Just 3 hours of sleep?I think I can't do that,that is really short. Yeah it really feel good to nap in a sofa,I also do that here at the office.
• China
19 Oct 11
I know that it is not a good idea to use my brain, but I'm afraid of sleeping overtime. So I just spend my time to read or watch a short movie, then I wash my face and have a coffee, after that I'm good enough to the afternoon work.
• China
21 Oct 11
Yeah, I totally agree with you.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Reading is a great past time,i think, during break.It can relax your mind and learn about things at the same time.
• United States
19 Oct 11
Normally during my lunch break, I either do homework or sometimes go online to mylog and discuss a bit since it seems to be the only time I have available to do so. I do however find myself wanting to nap and luckily I have an office with a door, so sometimes I close the door, turn off the lights and just relax during my 1 hour lunch break.
• United States
24 Oct 11
Talking about naps, I really needed one today, but unfortunately that didn't happen, so hopefully I could get the kids to bed early and finish my homework so that I can be in bed to compensate for the nap I failed to take today. LOL
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
20 Oct 11
yep,your lucky for having an office with door cause it can give you privacy to sleep.In my case I do always take a nap on the table or on chairs.
@alienstar (5142)
• India
25 Oct 11
Taking a nap is always good for health, but going to sound sleep in the afternoon after lunch is really bad going. I had this habit of sleeping when i was in vacation during my college times and i was feeling really dizzy and sleepy all the time once i got off sleep in the afternoon as i was sleeping for about 2-3 hours which was bad.But i do hear from health experts and also read some health magazines about this and confirm that taking a nap for 30 minutes is very good for health and not more than that
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
27 Oct 11
Yeah taking a nap is really good for our health and somehow give us some extra energy for the day.
@00fear (3216)
• United States
18 Oct 11
We can't really do that. My dad is a workaholic that doesn't believe in breaks. At 12:00 we eat for like 15-20min and its back to work. If he sees us taking a small break he'll ask what we're doing "just standing/sitting around." He just like to get things done quick. Sometimes its hard, especially if we are in the part of digging or destroying parts of the houses (we work in the construction field). After we get to the painting part it isn't that bad but still bad enough because of the soreness of our arms.
@00fear (3216)
• United States
19 Oct 11
But hey...what can I do, he's my pops and I have to go with the flow haha.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
That's really hard,having that kind of work.Sorry for that.In my work before ,we only have 15 minutes break too,which sometimes not enough to finish your meal. We are much lucky for having an hour break here.
@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
26 Oct 11
When I used to work in my last part time job, if I was working all day, I would go up on the roof where my car was parked, eat lunch in my car and have a sleep. I really needed a power nap and I would waken feeling much refreshed and it would be much easier to finish the day's work.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
27 Oct 11
Wow i like the power nap term.Yeah taking a nap is somehow refreshing.
@secretbear (19448)
• Philippines
20 Oct 11
Hi ardoy! Our lunch break is the same, 12-1. But I don't really take a nap during that time. I was always told by my mother to sleep during lunch breaks but I just prefer surfing the net or talking to friends during that free time. And they say, sleeping after eating makes you fat and I don't wanna get fat so I don't sleep at that time. Sometimes I take a nap when I'm really sleepy or if I'm bored from surfing the net or there's no one to talk to. But most of the times, I really fight it also because there might be a telephone call or someone might come to the office. ^^
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
20 Oct 11
Your right.sometimes phone calls and unexpected visitors really interrupt our nap.That is usually happened to our hr assistant.
@aeiou78 (3445)
• Malaysia
2 Nov 11
It is good to have a nap during your lunch hour. In according to an article I read, you nap is not supposed to be more than 20 minutes. However, it will be a very bad impression to other people when you take a nap in the office. ha! ha! Although a short nap will be good to us, I shall not keep this as my habit.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
Yeah it is good somehow.It gives extra energy or us.
@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
Some of my office mates takes a nap when 12 strikes. Then at 12:45 they will awaken and eat their lunch. Me, i would get our General Manager's newspaper and read it, standing. That way, i get to rest my tummy and hopefully it will not get big.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
Most of us do that too here..almost all.There are some who go out to buy something or do something cause our office is just 5 mins. walk to the mall.
@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
Our office is actually inside the mall, owned by the CEO of our company. Thats' why sometimes, i would go around the mall so whatever i just ate would be used up and not stored as fat.
• Philippines
20 Oct 11
I usually go out w/ my officemates on a lunchbreak so that I wont get sleepy.Coz when I get sleepy it tends to get me tired and with that I wont be able to concentrate on my assigned tasks anymore.I also drink coffee to keep me awake.. %)
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
20 Oct 11
I enjoy going out with officemates.We usually do this once a week to have some quality bonding time outside,at the mall.
• Philippines
11 Nov 11
I did this when I was still working in an office then my midriff started to grow flabbier, ahahaha! I wanted to do it the other way around, I mean, sleep first then eat lunch. I actually did try and I would have continued doing it if I weren't ask all the time if I was feeling alright.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
11 Nov 11
Some of my office mates do practice that habit.They take a nap first then eat afterwards.
@mayka123 (16595)
• India
19 Oct 11
Since I am working at a full time job I do not get a chance to take a nap after lunch. Most of the time it is work immediately after having a lunch. But on the days that I am at home I have my lunch at around 2 in the afternoon and then take a nap for an hour or so. That is if I am not watching something interesting on television. I need a cup of nice hot coffee after waking up.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Oh you really have a tiring day having a full time job.But at least you can make it up during non working days.Always give time for ourselves once in a while to take some rest and relax.
@cerebellum (3863)
• United States
19 Oct 11
I don't work so I can nap anytime I like. I never had a job where I could take a nap, but I think it is a good idea. Everyone hits a time period where they get tired. After a nap you have more energy and can make better decisions. I think that would be really helpful at work.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Yep, it will be really helpful at work.Having an hour nap somehow can ease your tiredness in work.
@jterrock (276)
• United States
19 Oct 11
On my lunch break, I usually go out to my car and read a book. I work on the phones everyday and all day long. So, on that hour, it is "me" time and I can read and relax. I enjoy the peace and quiet during that hour and I am not bothered by loud noises like I am while I am on the phone. So, it is nice to have some "me" time, even though it is only for an hour each and every day. It is nice!
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Nice to hear that you spend time with yourself during lunch break.Having busy day for all of us,it is really recommended to have a little time for ourselves.
@anil02 (24688)
• India
19 Oct 11
No doubt nap in afternoon is good for our health. Half hour nap in afternoon is better than three our night sleep. It increase working capacity. I also like nap after lunch. But sound sleep in afternoon is not good for us.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Yep,no doubt that it is really good in our health.It rejuvenate our body a little bit.
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
We have the same hour of lunch break. but during that period i read news on the net. Then at around 1240 i take a nap like about 10 to 15 minutes jsut to rest my eyes.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Ah at least you have rest even though it is too short.I usually read news in the net when I reach the office in the morning.
• United States
19 Oct 11
There is no way i could take a nap on my lunch break. I can not fall asleep fast at all. Every night I will lay in the bed, and it takes forever for me to fall asleep! That makes it to where I stay tired and sleepy all day long though.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
19 Oct 11
I'm lucky that I don't have a hard time in falling asleep.There are lots of people who suffer in that situation,have a sleeping disorder.I also experience it sometimes at night,I usually read books or watch movie or surf the net.