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Old 07-23-2013, 08:36 PM   #41
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Naps are one of those unexpected behaviors after ER. When I was w*rking I never took naps. If, on a rare occasion on a weekend, I did fall asleep during the day I would wake up feeling groggy for hours. I hated naps. After I ER'd (2.5 yrs ago) I started enjoying short naps (30-45 mins) in the afternoon. I still go to sleep at the same time and wake up at the same time as when I was w*rking but now the naps are quite pleasant.

I tell people about them and they are envious but certainly not angry.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:37 PM   #42
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There is nothing quite as delicious as napping in the middle of the day. I love the dreamy feeling shortly after waking up, of not knowing what time of day or night it is, and realizing that I don't mind because I have no job, few fixed commitments and can therefore sleep whenever I want.

I try to follow the good example my 3 cats set by napping and sleeping whenever I darned well want to
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:50 AM   #43
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Naps are one of those unexpected behaviors after ER.
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But then, it could be simply that I was a young'un then, and generally only older people take naps.

I used to marvel at my parents' naps. How can a 15-min or 30-min nap help? If I slept, it had to be for hours. And now, I understand.

I do not take regular naps, and there's no preset time for nap. But I now have to take a break for naps when I work hard, either physically or mentally.

In all my RV trips, I would pull into a stop in the middle of the day, crank on the generator for the AC, and nap for 1/2 hour before resuming the drive. Repeat as needed. That was the only way I could drive the lumbering gas guzzler 600 miles a day one time, through twisty mountain roads and high gusty winds, when I needed to get home in a hurry because of a medical emergency at home.

Oh, I even made some hot coffee when I woke up and got ready to drive on. Didn't I tell you how I love RV'in?
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I have poor sleeping habits, therefore if I can take a nap, I take it.
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A recent study showed that napping increases the risk of hang-nail by 40%!

In a study of 1,247 gender changed men, aged 68 to 73, who had post nasal drip, wore sandals at least 258 days of the year, and ate a diet rich in mango chutney showed the following results:

NonNappers - 0.0018 % developed hang nails.
Nappers - 0.0025% developed hang nails.
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But what if, among the nappers, they found that the ones that developed hang nails did not take a baby aspirin a day, hence that could be the cause.

Wait a minute! At 0.0025% of the study population of 1,247, the hung-nail napper subset is 0.03 man.

How do you explain a fractional man, my friend?
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When I'm up late the night before writing, or just posting, I will lay down in the afternoon. I set an alarm so I'll be on my feet when the DW comes in from work. And we both nap while watching the race every Sunday. I will wake up to fast forward through the commercials, then go right back to sleep.
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Once in a while I would stop by a friend's house while out for an afternoon walk and her tween daughter would tell me that Mommy and Daddy are upstairs taking a nap. That always made me smile.
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It's funny...the days that I work...I hit that sleep wall when I get home and fight my way through it. The days I am off from work, I am much more active doing stuff and do not hit the sleep wall. For me, the boredom and the sitting at work makes me lethargic and lazy. Not good.
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I used to nap on Saturdays and/or Sundays back when I was w*rking.

Now I nap, or not, whenever I feel like it, or not. So nice!
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I use the far east technique used in the nap parlors...at lunch, I have a nice strong cup of tea, read a book in bed (sleep trigger), and I'm out for 20 minutes. Certainly my naps are never long because the tea kicks in (brain, bladder or both)!
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I find myself taking far fewer naps as a retiree than when I was working. But when it's raining during the day and I have nothing to do, I love sitting on the porch and zoning out for an hour or so. Something about the sound of the rain just knocks me out. I once had a boss who took a nap every day after lunch. He was a lot older than I was, so I just chalked it up to age. My naps in my last few years of work were when I got home after hellacious commutes. No commutes anymore, so far fewer naps.

And, no, I don't care what any of my friends think if I want to take a nap.
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I use the far east technique used in the nap parlors...at lunch, I have a nice strong cup of tea, read a book in bed (sleep trigger), and I'm out for 20 minutes. Certainly my naps are never long because the tea kicks in (brain, bladder or both)!
For an older geezer to do that, his bladder may kick in while he's in a deep slumber. It won't be pretty.
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Wait a minute! At 0.0025% of the study population of 1,247, the hung-nail napper subset is 0.03 man.

How do you explain a fractional man, my friend?
Obviously, It's the chutney in the diet.

Despite the grave risk, I take a nap when I feel like I need one.
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I usually take naps in the afternoons on very hot days. Working/exercising outside in the heat makes me sleepy.
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I don't nap nearly as much in retirement as I thought I would. When I do, it may be for 15-30 minutes. And those are on days when I didn't sleep well the night before.

I've got to work on my lazy side.
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I sneak a nap or two most days but I stay up late also. I love not working for a living. Its almost like a dream. oldtrig
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Just got back from a punishing bike ride with a guy from the working world. He is going into work now. I am going to nap. I need to use this extra time that I have found to get back in shape.
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Not everyone can take naps. Not because of time but some people are not physically inclined to naps. I can only take naps when I am really tired or have eaten a heavy meal. So, if you can do regular naps, go for it. You don't have to answer to anyone as regards taking naps!
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