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Napping
Posted On 11/24/2016 18:46:35 by Altara33606

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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11/26/2016 09:15:12

Di, I'm an expert napper! LOL

I usually only sleep 5 1/2 or 6 hours at night - but I take a 2 or 3 hour nap every afternoon!

I can't sleep on the recliner even though it's very comfortable.  I have to crawl back in my bed to nap.

Couldn't make it through the day without them! 



11/24/2016 19:00:57

I've never been able to take a nap. Once I go to sleep I'm in for 6 to 8 hours.





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