Another nap

therealbrandonwilson  •  11 Feb 2024   •    
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I have often opined that if you are regularly napping, you're doing it wrong. Don't get me wrong; I like a good nap same as anybody. But if you have your sleep dialed in and are free of health issues, you should not feel the need to take a nap. For the second Saturday in a row, I found myself lying down for an afternoon nap.

My sleep was a mess when I traveled back to the Midwest and continued to be less than optimal when I returned home. I then entered a phase where I have been sleeping longer than normal. Even if I get to bed at my usual time, I get up 30 minutes or an hour later than I normally do. So, with all this extra sleep, what reason would I have to take a nap?

My best guess is that this is somehow tied up with how I am processing grief. I recall sleeping more than usual after my father passed away. Perhaps it is my soul's way of having more time to be"free to roam" to do things that I'm not consciously aware of. Whatever the cause, I'm ready to get back to my normal.

 

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A quick nappuccino (coffee + nap + 20-minute timer) can be refreshing. But if I nap long enough to dream, then I know I’ve screwed up my sleep cycle.

Winkletter  •  11 Feb 2024, 11:32 am

Intuitive sleeping sounds like a good way to approach sleep!

jasonleow  •  12 Feb 2024, 12:58 am

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