Wednesday, April 25, 2007

On Napping

Okay, everyone I know is good at napping. People love to nap. The idea of taking a snooze in the middle of the day appeals pretty much to everyone except little kids who are forced to, and ME.

I just can't seem to do it. I'm ridiculously tired, told by doctors to nap, not able to do much else, and still, I can't do it. I'm too interested in what I might miss I guess, or too self abusing to not worry about other things I wish I was doing, or I'd rather just lie still and watch this movie or read this book, or I'm just an idiot or something.

And it's very complicated to me. I want to set an alarm, but I can't figure out how long to set it for since I can't figure out how long it will take me to fall asleep. And then when I wake up I'm dopey and groggy for the rest of the day. Why is this seemingly simplest of activities so hard for me? I am nine months pregnant... no one should be better at this! If there is such a thing as tips for napping, I want to hear them.



At 8:34 AM, Blogger squid said...

Trying is bad. It stresses you out and is no fun. I don't see why lying down reading isn't just as resty. Get a book with boring parts like math so when you get to those you'll snooze. I'm reading Dirty Blonde by Lisa Scottoline & the Rosenberg book on nonviolent communication. One is a so-called thriller & the other is theoretically interesting, but they're both so badly written I can only go a few pages before I doze off. I recommend those in bed.


At 8:54 PM, Blogger michele said...

There are intentional naps and naps that sneak up on you.
My intentional naps involve my bed, earplugs, schnarfy pajamas and I sprawl across the bed, prepare a pillow on which to drool, and then off I go....

My sneaky naps are couch naps, with one of the boys' stuffed animals as a pillow.

Nap tips:
Turn off the phone. Pull down the shades. Get comfortable. If music helps, by all means plug in. Speaking of plugging in, masterbating is a nice little lead-in to a napper. Just saying.

At 12:41 PM, Blogger bethany said...

My cousin and my dad have both written to me saying they also suck at napping...maybe it's genetic!


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