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I Think Daily Nap Time Should Be Mandatory

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    Every Day

    I take about fifteen minutes for a nap almost everyday and have for as long as I can remember. If I need a nap I really can not function very well until I get one. Fifteen minutes or less and I am completely recharged and ready to go. I also only sleep about 6 - 7 hours a night...
    GaryMorris GaryMorris 36-40, M Sep 4, 2010

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    I'm All For It Now

    I used to think that taking a quick power nap was something that only little kids did.  As I grew older I started to realize that taking a quick 20 or 30 minute nap was beneficial.  Now a days I will take 20 to 45 minutes at lunch time and lay down and allow my body to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 12, 2008

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    Naps Are Delicious

    I love to sleep.  I feel safest when all snuggled in bed and the three dogs nestled around me.  It's even better if it's raining.  I would take a nap every day if I could.  I think I'll go take one now. haha
    KiaC KiaC 31-35 1 Response Apr 27, 2008

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    Siesta Fiesta - Cat Nap, Snooze, Doze, Dodo, Kip, Winks, Power Nap, Or Simply, Afternoon Nap.

    Did you know that in parts of the world like China, India, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Malta, The Middle East and North Africa, an afternoon nap is mandatory? Banks actually break, shops actually closed and transport actually ceased. Oh how i miss it. I remember forced to nap when...
    nicorley nicorley 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2007

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    Right After Dinner

    your belly is full and a nice hour nap would really motivate me to get work done for the remainder of the day
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion 26-30, F Jan 3, 2008

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    Like the Kidergarden Days

    Remember those daily naps in kidergarden? Why did they stop after that?! Did our bodies adjust to no longer needing naps, a mere year later?? No wonder kids are so worn out and cranky by the time they get home from school! But I don't think naps are just for kids! On my non-work...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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    How Can A Nap Work Against Anything?

    A nap is so helpful to especially people who need them. Why would our workplaces ignore this most simple and basic fact? If I were allowed a space to take a 10 minute nap at least once a day, my ability to function would improve, and so would the quality of my work. It would be...
    Intuit21 Intuit21 36-40 Mar 29, 2011

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    It Should

    Even though I would have a hard time taking advantage of it. Whenever I fall asleep I fall asleep for real. Serious deep sleep. Then I can sleep for many hours. If I have to wake up after just one hour then I feel even more tired than I would have if I had skipped the nap...
    Wraither Wraither 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    Is Scientifically Proven

    In school season I MUST take a 1/2 hours nap always after lunch. My head is heavy and sleepy because of the morning classes and having to wake up so early, so taking a nap is like a restart to my brain and gives me energy for the rest of my day. Plus, is scientifically proven...
    ironie ironie 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 4, 2008

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    Tired

    I think daily naptime should be mandatory because I am almost always tired during the day. My meds make me tired but I need to be on a high dose of them. It sux. So I usually end up really tired towards the middle of the day. My bf hates when I sleep on him but I can't help it...
    sweetie1989 sweetie1989 18-21 Dec 24, 2008

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    When Did You Last See An Unhappy Italian?

    I totally agree with the Siesta thing. Have been to a number of countries where this is the norm and have seen hardly any unhappy people in any of them! It also gets the office bound out in the sun and fresh air. While I am at it can I also motivate for a 4 day working week? :)
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 1, 2008

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    Naps =)

    Remember when we were younger and hated taking naps? Now as an adult, all I want to do is take a nap.  Man, we were so naive back then. I try to take a nap every chance I get. I use to take naps on my lunch break, but I had to stop - only having an hour to sleep was like a...
    SukYoung SukYoung 26-30, F Oct 6, 2011

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    Its Not Just For Heat Either

    in europe they get siestas during the day. i think this should apply to every country also, no matter if it is cold during the afternoon or not. hot children get all the fun, look at all them lucky beggars in africa. ahem.
    piggygoff piggygoff 21-25, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2007

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    Yes!

    I absolutely think daily nap time should be mandatory!  Even if it's just 20 minutes of nice quiet time where you can relax and close your eyes, it would be so nice!   
    RandomFortune RandomFortune 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2007

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    Nap...

    If I could get a nap in every day, I think life would be a bit easier to deal with, LOL! Why don't we all 'train' ourselves (and our kids!) to nap at appropriate times during the day? Have we all forgotten the simple pleasure that is sprawling on the couch?
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 1 Response Aug 11, 2008

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    Really Need a Nap

    around 11-1 i get so drowsie i can`t even think clearly.and sometimes i just check out.i have been like that all my life.my mom laughes and says i need my kiddie nap!and i really do.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Mar 28, 2009

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    What the World Needs Now...

    ...is required DownTime in the afternoon.  I don't care if you sleep/nap or not, but I think the entire world would benefit by mandatory quiet time to reflect, rejuvenate, and re-evaluate things.  Well, I would, and I feel that a lot of the people around me would as...
    DopeyGirl DopeyGirl 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 17, 2007

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    Go Figure...

    I was a complete and total naptime abuser as a child. Didn't sleep at night, yet hated and refused to nap, I suppose for fear of missing something. Oh, foolish youth... I retained my nocturnal insomnia as an adult, but desperately wish for a daily naptime now! Screw the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 11, 2009

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    Happier Or Crankier?

    I know when i nap I feel so much better and ready to get back to work.... But that hour after I wake up I'm cranky.. So..pros and cons to the theory...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 28, 2009

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    You Mean It's Not???

    Uh-oh... glad I haven't been caught yet then!!!
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 4 Responses May 23, 2008

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    Siesta Hour

    Actually, a coworker of mine had suggested (not seriously) that we should have a siesta hour at work. I, for one, think it's a good idea. Call centres can be needlessly tiring... "It's an emergency, sir..." "Come back when it's a catastrophe."
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX 26-30, M Nov 26, 2007

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    Isn't There Somewhere...?

    Doesn't some country like Spain have a couple hour siesta for workers every afternoon??  I could really get used to that.  I speak some spanish...hola...adios...yo quiero descansar...
    shygirl14 shygirl14 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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    Omg Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    After lunch time at work, lunch ALWAYS makes me sleepy HEHEHEHEHE :)
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Nov 1, 2009

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    What I Would Rather Do...

    the house is almost quiet...shhh. i hear the faint sound of yo gaba gaba playing in the living room. I'm relaxed.....such a rare saturday morning. my husband took the two oldest on a day trip! i have the baby, she is two with me. at some point today she WILL nap. she does...
    underrock underrock 31-35, F Jun 2, 2012

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    Running Outta Steam

    It never fails... when I take an early lunch at work, I come back wanting to put my head on my desk for the remainder of the day.   Nap time would rejuvenate me just enough, I think! 
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 May 31, 2008

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    Love A Good Nap!

    Sometimes the very best part of my day involves crawling under the covers at one in the afternoon and taking a glorious nap.  I can only do this on my days off but that just makes me relish it all the more!
    JoyceAnne JoyceAnne 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2010

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    A Skill I Need to Learn

    But as part of a wider overhaul of my sleep habits. I learned recently about "segmented" sleep. Researcher A. Roger Ekirch in his book "At Day's Close: Night in Times Past" writes, ... until the close of the early modern erea [sic], Western Europeans on...
    50percent 50percent 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 26, 2007

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    Zzzz

    I wish I could take a nap every day, regardless of where I am. lol
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Feb 24, 2011

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    I Need a Nap Dailey

    I agree, I need to take a small nap every day.  Even just 1/2hr makes me feel so great and rejuvenated.  Sleep is so important for the body, and I don't always sleep well at night(insomnia), so it really helps me.  It helps my body and my mind.
    keyna keyna 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2008

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    Nah...

    Man, I have a hard enough time just getting to sleep at night, let alone a mandatory nap time... I personally also dislike the term "mandatory", as it implies I'm being told what to do. Nobody tells me what to do.
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 8 Responses Mar 18, 2008

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    The Rest of the World

    So many other countries give their workers nap breaks.  Some even get the whole afternoon off for a siesta. What about us?!?!  I know that if I was permitted a nap in the afternoon, I would be MUCH more efficient and productive.   However, a 20 minute...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F Nov 14, 2008

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    They Take Daily Naps In Many Other Countries

    I wish we could do it here in the United States! My favorite time to nap though is on a Sunday after lunch when my belly is all full and I know I don't have to be back at work until Tuesday, and all is calm and lazy for a little while. Naps are actually very healthy, and we are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 1, 2009

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    I Broke My Own Rule

    I am in complete agreement that a daily nap should be mandatory. I think napping qualifies as one of my hobbies. Today I broke my own rule. I had a plan. I was going to divide and conquer. I was to split my time between the housework and a delightful "resting of the eyes...
    ColorMeReal ColorMeReal 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    Ahhh

    I have 2 small children so I at least have an excuse lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 15, 2011

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    Right After Lunch.....

    I miss kindergarten and the snack, story and nap time EVERYDAY!!!   I would love to have that today!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 7, 2007

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    Kids Just Dont Get It

    When i was in kindergarten and we had "nap time" i would sneak off behind the plastic kitchen set toy thingy and talk to my friends, then when i was in high school i would sleep through class and then talk to my friends....... point being, i needed a nap more when i was in...
    Thefury Thefury 18-21, M Oct 24, 2011

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    CHIEF Cook and Bottle Washer

    Since i am the chief cook and main bottle washer...full time nanny and stay at home dad...we have a little 5 month old baby ...he gets up at 6: 00am ..he gets fed bath and he is ready to be up a while at 10 am he is ready for another bottle and nap..( guess who else is ready for...
    bquick bquick 51-55, M Apr 2, 2008

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    It's Not Just For Kids!!!

    Remember how stupid nap time used to be when you were a kid? The LAST thing you would ever admit to anyone, let alone yourself, was that you were tired. I know my mom used to have to chase me around and threaten me to take a nap during the middle of the day. But now I LOVE naps...
    suzer suzer 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2007

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    I What a Nap!?!?!??!

    I love naps!!!  I would be taking a nap right now, but my hubby is in there...SNORING and I can't go to sleep.  Guess, I will continue to 'search around" on EP!!
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 Aug 16, 2008

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    Please!

    Having MS and having 2 young children is absolutely exhausting. I work full time as well. I wish I could be a stay at home mom, so at least I could be home and nap when my 15 month old does! I definitely agree with this group....nap time should absolutely be mandatory. The world...
    TattooedMissez TattooedMissez 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2011

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    Just Woke Up

    I jus woke up from a nice nap.  I have the day off and it just feels so good to lay down in the afternoon and snooze.  I wrapped up in a blanket and rested my head on a fluffy stuffed lamb!  How nice is that?!  We all ought to be allotted time to take a nap...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 2010

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    Nappies

    I'm not a person who takes naps.  I don't know what it takes in order for me to take a nap.  This evening, bang...I took a nap.  I couldn't resist anymore.  It felt good too.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2011

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    Nap Time

    I know I would function better if I were able to get a nap in EVERY DAY!!!!!!  I can think better and would have better health physically and mentally. I would like the true nap experience you know, pillow and blanket and quiet dark place with soft music maybe.... They could...
    Abriee Abriee 36-40, F Sep 1, 2010

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    It's Funny Really...

    When they put you down for Nap Time in preschool, you never wanted to lie down.  Or when Mom and Dad tried, you would rather be outside playing.  Suddenly, you're grown up.  Sleeping is something you have to make time for.  It's not something you do on a...
    TwilightDreamer TwilightDreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2008

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    agree? 
    staleywise staleywise 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    Visited my cousins house as a toddler, played, got isolated during nap time. When my mom was pregnant I came to my parent's room since it was pitch black, I tried to go on the bed...
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