Blog Entry: Do you take naps, now that you're older? Seeing a new Poll got me to thinking about this subject. Actually, when I was much younger--and baby-sitting--I would often nap when the little ones did. But I got out of that habit once the 'little ones' were old enough that they didn't nap. Then, years later, when I was working 4-11pm at a nearby convenience store, I got into the habit of napping for about an hour before I went to work. I don't know now how I did it: but I actually was able to curl up on the couch and go right to sleep! Normally, it takes me a long time to fall asleep, at night, anyway. Then, in recent years, for a while I was napping almost every afternoon: from 4pm to about 6pm. Unlike my husband, I can't 'catnap' for half hour or so; if I fall asleep, it'll be for close to 2 hrs. But recently, I haven't been napping at all. I have no idea why. However, one thing I've noticed recently: if I sit in a comfy chair (like my rocker/recliner) I will often fall asleep watching tv. I had never done that before. So now, I watch tv from my comfy swivel chair here at my desk--to be sure I don't fall asleep in the middle of a show! I have to laugh at myself now, because I never could understand how my late friend Audrey could fall asleep in her recliner--every night. I guess it comes with getting older!
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