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I Love Afternoon Naps

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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, 2014

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    Nice

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

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    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

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    After 5 hours it's time to cuddle

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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    I try not to take a nap,

    but i'm so tired,i think it's my medication.When i sleep for an hr in the afternoon,i feel so much better and productive.
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 17

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    Everytime I get home from school,

    I watch a movie and then take a nap👏 I get home so tired from school that to relax I watch a movie and then I get really sleepy and then fall asleep..
    carlitosdgaf carlitosdgaf 16-17, M Mar 17

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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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    Slowitdownnow Slowitdownnow 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 8

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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Jan 23

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    Thenamesjess Thenamesjess 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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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 4 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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    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

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    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 Feb 23

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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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    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

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    I take a nap everyday

    after school. I get home from the bus around 3:00pm everyday then I eat a snack and will get on my phone and hang with my step dad or whatever. When it hits 4 I'll take my nap, I always tell my self I just sleep 30 min but I always end up sleeping until 5:30 or 6. I don't know...
    SleepIsLife321 SleepIsLife321 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Nothing beats power naps.

    Recharges me and keeps me focused
    moGIOcko76 moGIOcko76 36-40, M Feb 28

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    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

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    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

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    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 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    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

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    angelicFaces angelicFaces 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    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

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