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I love an afternoon nap, Dr Weil highly recommends taking a nap during the day. I have very little trouble falling asleep in the afternoon, 30 minutes is good if you have the time.

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Ibprofen helps me and they say to drink plenty of water too to help with the legs.

I don't nap unless it comes over me so powerfully that I can't stay awake! It is wierd, but that's how it does it with me.

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Nope, they have never worked for me, and I have worked every shift that existed.  Always made me more tired.

 

 

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Not during the work week, but usually on the weekend either Saturday or Sunday, I find a bit of time to doze off on the couch. It normally lasts between 40 minutes to a little over an hour.

 

There is no secret, I just will have a slow period and doze off from pure exhaustion. I always feel so much better afterwards.

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 I used to NEED naps-I could not make it through the day without one. My nights were broken by chronic pain, and I never woke up feeling rested.  I can't say naps helped either.  Being diagnosed with sleep apnea and being put on CPAP changed all that. The chronic pain is still there, but I deal with life so much better as a result of getting restorative sleep. My pulmonologist is my hero!

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Re: Do you take a nap?

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I don't intentionally take a nap but there are times when I realize that I missed the ending of a program by 5, 10 or 15 minutes.  I guess that's a nap, huh.  This has happened mostly since I retired so I must not be busy enough.

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Yes, I do take a nap.   Sit in my recliner and watch TV in the early afternoon, just doze off, usually only sleep half hour.   It does not affect me if I do not get a nap on other days.  Probably would not nap if I actually laid down in bed.


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That is exactly what I do.  I love my afternoon nap.

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Napping is my favorite of Life's Guilty Pleasures. I rarely feel that I need to nap, they just make me feel better.

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If I nap, I have trouble sleeping at night.

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Years ago I would take naps on Sundays during the football games.  If I turned a game on that John Madden was moderating, I swear there was something about his voice that immediately put me to sleep - I didn't care what the game was, I just made sure it was him moderating and BOOM - out like a light!