Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Love Afternoon Naps

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 5,055 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response May 31, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    After 5 hours it's time to cuddle

    and take a nap at the fire house :)
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Sep 6, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    As I get older, I want to sleep more.

    But with my stepfather around, he keeps me awake and that is why I am quite grumpy in the weekends.
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M Nov 15, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Afternoon sun shinning down.

    .. laying in a hammock or swing in the back yard, a gentle breeze blowing.... no sound except the sound of the wind in the leaves..... what could be better? LOL
    alishbdelish alishbdelish 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I both love and hate my naps,

    it's a everyday thing.I often fall asleep after school when I get home.Most often because I don't have something to do.All the things I enjoyed doing just make me sad because I don't have the motivation or just think it's boring and a waste of time.All I do is reading about...
    Sleeping99 Sleeping99 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Thenamesjess Thenamesjess 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 22

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've started having naps

    after 2 long years of raising my toddler.. I have to say I missed them so, wouldn't change a thing but God I appreciate those minutes of REM more than ever
    elainecooper elainecooper 36-40, F Nov 15, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Mmm took a bunch of ZZz quil.

    Decently high. Feels good. About to drift off into the unknown
    madsgrammar madsgrammar 16-17, F Nov 3, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hello people...my story must be 25 words

    or long so I'm just writing this to be writing it lol
    Stonerchick23 Stonerchick23 18-21, F Sep 21, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Nice

    I like to take afternoon naps.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 9, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Lol me and one of my cats are 'nap buddies'.

    This afternoon, I went and lay on my bed beside him, but he jumped off. When I said, "Fine I don't need you anyway." Jokingly, he came running back into my arms! We had a lovely long sleep.
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Nothing beats power naps.

    Recharges me and keeps me focused
    moGIOcko76 moGIOcko76 36-40, M 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Jan 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I love n hate same time.

    They are so refreshing but really messes up my sleep cycle. Oh well I still nap. Screw cycle
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 10

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I love sleep:) I remember

    when I was little and I used to wet the bed... Those were the good days, not having to get up at night! XD
    blossomlavoie blossomlavoie 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My kids are down for naps

    and even my 3 year old is asleep.. I feel like a million bucks!!
    cherrikisses22 cherrikisses22 22-25 2 Responses Aug 19, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sleeper for 3 hours this afternoon I sleep

    every afternoon of I don't I'll be your worst enemy until I get my sleep.
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 16-17, F Jul 31, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    After working hard all morning it feels

    wonderful to lie down and rest. Drifting off to better places in my mind.
    Nixie1291 Nixie1291 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 4 Responses Jun 27, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    Naps are very refreshing the down side is they mess with my sleep cycle.
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M Feb 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've been at work all weekend and still here until 4pm. A nap would be fantastic right now
    kitakat00 kitakat00 26-30, F Feb 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If they could like associate a 20 min nap into algebra that would be just freaking great
    Corneredblades Corneredblades 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ita saturday and i have taken three naps. om so proud of myself.
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F Feb 7

    Your Response

    Cancel