Do NOT try to get between me and the Sandman… don’t even try it.
Today do you feel a little jet lag? We set our clocks ahead one hour, we lost an hour of sleep. We showed up at church in desperate need of a nap, eagerly awaiting that Sunday afternoon nap. Did you get one? I know, me neither.
But guess what today is? It’s NAPPING DAY! Of course my priorities are perfect because I took my nap first and wrote about it later – LOL! I have my hour back – yay! We really need to get plenty of rest, and naturally that starts with getting to bed at a good hour and sleeping for around 8 hours.
There are 3 types of naps.
Planned napping (also called preparatory napping) involves taking a nap before you actually get sleepy. You may use this technique when you know that you will be up later than your normal bed time or as a mechanism to ward off getting tired earlier.
Emergency napping occurs when you are suddenly very tired and cannot continue with the activity you were originally engaged in. This type of nap can be used to combat drowsy driving or fatigue while using heavy and dangerous machinery.
Habitual napping is practiced when a person takes a nap at the same time each day. Young children may fall asleep at about the same time each afternoon or an adult might take a short nap after lunch each day.
No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap. – Carrie Snow
Daylight Savings time is wonderful – and I wish we didn’t have to “fall back” later on. But I don’t make the rules. The older I get, the more I need consistency in everything, including my sleep patterns. Sleep is probably the most healthy thing we do.
- Naps improve your mood and performance
- Naps reduce the risk of death from heart-related problems.
- Naps as long as two hours a day by the people of Spain
The hour I lose from daylight savings time will now be multiplied by six as I try to change the time on the clock in my car. – @ROBDELANEY on Twitter
I don’t like being a crabby old lady and I sure don’t want to die because of lack of sleep. I decided to play it safe today and sleep for a while. I don’t take two-hour naps, but I did sleep for about an hour. Now that I’m retired, I nap habitually. I sleep for about 20-30 minutes every afternoon. It makes me much MUCH easier to live with! Wink! 😉