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I Love Afternoon Naps

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    Lassitude

     I imagine the weight of my body pressing down into the earth, and the heat caresses my skin.   I love the sunlight slanting across my eyes.  The brightness turns my eyelids a carnal red-orange. 
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 13, 2011

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    The Perfect Medicine

    Afternoon naps are the best! I take them when I didn't have enough sleep the ngiht before or when I have a rough day. And after I wake up I feel so refreshed and active! Even though I wakeup at like 9 or 12 at night. it dont matter.=]
    cementerygates cementerygates 16-18, F Mar 1, 2008

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    The Perfect Nap...

    I climb up in my private treehouse with the tin roof. I turn on the fan to stir up the still air. i snuggle down on my mattress and pull the canopy over so i don'thave to worry about bugs or pests. I snuggle down more into the soft covers as the breeze blows thru the treetops...
    noexcuses noexcuses 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 22, 2007

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    Naps N Nap's !

    Hello.Not sure where I am suppose to start on this but I will do my very best not to get carried away with things or put you to sleep or even bore you.I can break the above heading up by 2 parts ( I Love  -  Afternoon Naps ), which springs to mind from some very intensive...
    Asspie Asspie 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 9, 2012

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    Naps Get a Bad Rap

    I feel guilty for enjoying naps. I feel lazy. I mean what a huge time waster! There are so many other things I need to be doing! Sometimes I am just dog tired and need a nap. I may be tired because I stayed up too late but more often it is for no apparent reason...
    Meowderkatze Meowderkatze 36-40, F Oct 7, 2008

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    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response May 31

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    Ah Yes, Just What I Need

    whether it's after waking up too early... eating a down home country breakfast and waaay too much of it... listening to the rain outside while lying in the green room...... after a long night of drinking.... just returned home from a long car ride.... whatever the reason, when i...
    juswanablvd juswanablvd 26-30, F May 4, 2009

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    Oh Yeah!

    Just taking a little power nap sometimes hits the spot! Don't know what it really is about the whole idea...takem every weekend though :)
    ForeversNever ForeversNever 22-25, M Sep 11, 2008

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    I really miss my afternoon naps

    but I have to work :| And it's never enough if I just take a nap at Sunday -_- Oh man!
    CloversMoon CloversMoon 22-25, F Feb 7

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    I Do Somewhat...

    I love them until I'm up all night and tired the next day. LOL  I've taken more naps in the last couple months than I can remember since I was 4.  I really need to happen upon a full time 40 hours a week job any day now would be awesome.
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F Jul 17, 2008

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    Or Else!!

    Otherwise I get really crabby and whiney - you won't like me then!! I need a nap to recharge and rest. Afterwards, back up to 100% bounciness!!
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2007

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    Rainy Days

    ...are the best for napping.   Naps were mandatory in kindergarten. My boss disapproves, spoilsport.
    aftermath aftermath 61-65, F Jul 16, 2008

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    Woop Woop

    I was very lucky indeed and managed to have one today. It even lasted for a whole 45 minutes. And then someone bright spark managed to break the TV remote and I was summoned to fix it. I can not use the remote as I've no idea what buttons you have to press, but, I seem to be...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 5, 2008

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    I love taking naps once in a while

    when I really need it. Naps are awesome! I feel so much better when I take nap especially from a long day.
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I Have Them Often

    I work from 6.30am until 12.30pm so when I get back I often have a little nap. Getting up at 5am each morning takes it out of me sometimes and a little nap is usually enough to see me right again. Sometimes though my nap lasts way to long and then I can't sleep at night! I need...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2008

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    I love taking naps but unfortunately I think

    taking naps gives me nightmares when I go to sleep later on that night, any thoughts on this? Does it sound like it's normal?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 29

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    If You Have Cfs Or Fm You Will No Doubt Be Napping

    I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, so I usually nap in the morning and afternoon...depends on the day.  When someone has FM, CFS or insomnia, sleep is all over the place and a schedule can't be made
    MsBlueDreamer MsBlueDreamer 41-45, F Mar 12, 2012

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    Nothing better than naps.

    Honestly I think I'm addicted to it. I can go to bed in the afternoon whether or not I'm tired n pass right out. Napping is in a way my escape. My dreams r so vivid that a lot of times I'd rather b sleeping than staying up. It's a habit I've had since I was in middle school
    Paradise2014 Paradise2014 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    This Afternoon In Particular, But Any Afternoon Would Do

    I'm at my desk, at work, and there is a pile of crap to get through.  I decided, naturally, to take an EP break, but a nice hour-long nap would be much better.  Plus, then it would be 4pm and I'd only have an hour to go! Turn the light off as you leave, ok?  
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2009

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    They Last Forever

    My naps last a long long time=] Sometimes I miss the show I was gonna watch or whatever, but that doesn't really bother me. What bothers me is when I take naps sometimes I wake up like around 11 at night, and I can't go to sleep=[
    crookedspoons crookedspoons 16-17, F Jul 3, 2008

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    Yeah, I Love Naps...

    Actually, I just flat out love sleeping.  The only time I don't love naps is when I can't get to sleep when I have to get in bed at a decent hour because I had a good nap (I hardly ever get in bed at a decent hour anyway, so I guess it's not too much of a ...
    RandomFortune RandomFortune 26-30, F Dec 18, 2007

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    Love Them.

    i love naps. they're so cozy and natural. and for some reason i get a much better quality of sleep during naps than during the night. when i nap i usually don't dream, and i wake up feeling rested. at night i have extended very vivid dreams (usually nightmares) and i wake up...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2007

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    I Need A Power Nap

    There is nothing like a lazy afternoon for napping. Especially when there's a warm rain falling, light traffic outside, the hiss of tires on pavement and I'm under my quilt with a good book. I'm good for 2-3 hrs.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 9, 2012

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    When I was in kindergarten,

    we had to take naps and I never wanted to. Now when I have the opportunity, I seize it!
    khokho204 khokho204 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    Love the Summer Holdiays!

    I love the fact that I can watch tv, have a cup of tea, get comfy on the sofa and fall asleep and not have to worry about not sleeping in the evening as I'd be grouchy on the kids in the morning. There is nothing nicer than a warm blanket, a comfy pillow and a really good nap
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 6, 2008

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    Nothing Is Wrong With a Nap

    I love to nap.  After a 7-3 shift, I take short one, with the dog.  On a Sunday afternoon, listening to Sirius with B just before she leaves for school.  On a Saturday afternoon with Moose..especially if things develop.  Most of all, I love naps at the lake...
    gdgtgrl gdgtgrl 41-45, F May 27, 2008

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    Nappy Today

    i got to take a nap today for an hour then work called and said i needed to come in earlier. it was great, dark in my bdrm, fan blowing and my woobie....i will need one tomorrow too but wont have time...most the time my afternoon naps led to afternoon delight :) but today i was...
    WindyCityCat WindyCityCat 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2010

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    Do You Know Power Nap?

    Mid-day sleep is termed as 'power nap'. “A power nap is defined as a short nap during the day of about 20-30 minutes duration”, says William Deardorff, Medical Advisor for www.Spine-health.com. Benefits of power nap: People who regularly take mid-day naps...
    amman amman 31-35, M May 7, 2010

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    Zzzzzzzz

    I love afternoon naps. After I get home from school or a skate session I tend to doze off. When I wake up I feel so refreshed :)
    CookiezRrad CookiezRrad 18-21, M Mar 9, 2012

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    Afternoon By Myself...

    The sky outside still bright, the warm afternoon sun peeks in through my window. I watch the sky....a blissfully blank mind filled with idle questions looking up to the sky for answers. A fresh breeze, swaying trees, more leaves fall silently to the ground. More questions, a...
    BlueTheWarrior BlueTheWarrior 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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    Lobster Naps...

    When I come home from work, cold, tired, achey from Rhuematoid Arthritis... A big long nap in the hottest water ever.... a Lobster Nap!
    fairbanksmfmwife fairbanksmfmwife 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2011

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    Lovely.

    theyre the best when no one else is around. no other noises in the house. just you. low music. huge pillows and comfy blankets. sun rays peeking through the blinds. oh now that's what i long for.
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 22-25, F Jan 14, 2009

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    Yes, Me Too...

    I wake up early in the morning ( 6 am) and usually take my nap around 1pm or so. My dogs and i get in the bed about this time . and we take our nap and get up around 3 and continue our day...It's quite nice .. I have more energy afterwords..
    Marilyn76 Marilyn76 31-35, F Mar 9, 2011

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    Nice

    I like to take afternoon naps.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 9, 2011

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    When Your Day Starts Early

    Most the time i'm up at 6 or 6:30 am.I 'm dealing with a autistic 4 yr old and a 3 yr old girl.I do all my housework,takes about 2 to 4 hrs everyday,then i feed the dogs and my cat.Well by noon,i'm so tired.i try to sneak in a hour nap,if the kiddos will let me.I also take meds...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    Had One Today

    I didn't get much sleep last night, so I decided to have a lovely afternoon nap. I didn't have any dreams to disturb me, but I did drool a little bit.
    Melody08 Melody08 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2009

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    My Second Wind

    Naps save me alot. I can lay down and not even really fall asleep and feel 100% better in 10-45 mins. Go on for hours more. Naps are so relaxing at the right time too: afternoon sun warming your body or cuddled up in a soft blanket and pillow. Just drift away and not even...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 3, 2008

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    Especially On Rainy Days....

    I love taking afternoon naps.  I find them refreshing and sometimes this may be the only sleep I will achieve during a week.  I especially love sleeping away a rainy afternoon.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 20 Responses Oct 7, 2008

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    Took a Nap Today

    Afternoon naps are great. I took a late afternoon nap today. I stayed up late last night, went ice skating today, and became extremely sleepy after a came home - so I crawled into bed and slept for two hours - felt great.
    bizbuz bizbuz 36-40, M Dec 27, 2007

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    Dad

    My father always took (and still does) an afternoon nap every weekend.  I never knew how he could do it.  And I always gave him a hard time about it.  And for as long as I can remember, he would tell me that I should take a nap, it's great.  Surprisingly, I...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F Aug 4, 2008

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    This afternoon was perfect nap weather.

    ..a thunderstorm raging outside so I snuggled up in the recliner and dozed off..,I enjoyed it!!! Only problem is it is 11:30 pm and now I'm WIDE AWAKE!!!!
    MyCrazyLife63 MyCrazyLife63 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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