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Dear Poll: Do You Take Naps?

I’ve always found that there are two schools of thought when it comes to napping. Either a person thinks they’re the biggest waste of the day or finds them to be an awesome way to spend an afternoon. I happen to fall in the latter category, though it’s rare that such an afternoon arises. We all know that sleep is an important part of both our physical health and mental well-being, so tell me, are you a naptaker?


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EricaJane EricaJane 9 years
I love to take naps, but when I do, I can't get to sleep when it's time, because I'm too wound up.. I wish I could fall asleep more easily, but maybe if I could, I'd nap too often... vicious cycle!
xojennifer xojennifer 9 years
Nooo way, I hate taking naps. When I wake up from them, I feel like poop. I usually feel even worst than before! Its terrible. And definately a waste of my day, even if I have nothing else planned. All that to say, I just feel terrible when I wake up from a nap.
kendallina kendallina 9 years
I have been in nap mode after work for the past couple of weeks and I don't really like it because I can't go to sleep at a decent time and end up tired and wanting another nap the next day. It's a horrible cycle.
elissakay elissakay 9 years
I absolutely love to nap. My boyfriend gets on my case all the time because after class is over for the day I go straight to his house and crash for hours. He's finishing his work for the day (he works from home)so its not like we'd be spending time together anyway. It gets me through my long college life days. I can literally take 5 hour naps and have no problem falling asleep at night. Its quite amazing how much sleep my body needs
nicstar nicstar 9 years
I feel sick after naps. I've never met anyone else who had this happen. Now I see I'm not alone!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I might take one in a little while. I love them and always feel so much better when I wake up. I love feeling cozy and relaxed.
RaCheer RaCheer 9 years
I absolutely LOVE naps. I agree that I wake up feeling even more tired but I love being able to curl up in bed and not having to worry about waking up for anything. I just read that "scientists have proven in recent years that the human body requires only as much sleep as the brain will allow it." So I guess my brain is to blame for the 3 hour naps I'm guilty of. I just love to sleep! :)
photoandmakeup photoandmakeup 9 years
I just finished testing for a sleep disorder (overnight study and then 'nap test' the next day) and will get my results soon-- but as of high school, I really cannot SURVIVE without naps :( it'd be nice to have all the extra time, but unless I get several 1-2hour naps a day, I literally cannot function I'm not lazy! I hate how judgmental people can be about naps sometimes.
apma apma 9 years
I'm with you MeggyPoodles. I am the worst sleeper and have to be completely exhausted to even consider a nap.
MeggyPoodles MeggyPoodles 9 years
I wish! I am almost physically incapable of napping. I HATE it. I'm sooo jealous of those people that can fall asleep in an instant. My mind just goes a mile a minute whenever I try. i'm the worst sleeper :(
arlyle arlyle 9 years
Definitely one of my FAVORITE things to do. I don't care who knows it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE naps!
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 9 years
I ADORE naps haha but I try to limit them a little cause I don't think it's all that healthy to have them all the time unless you have to because of your daily schedule.
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 9 years
I used to have a job where I had to wake up at 3am. By 3pm that day I HAD to take a nap or I'd crash by 6pm. I would only allow myself a 1 hour nap and it had be done by 4pm or I couldn't fall asleep that night. I no longer have that job (thank goodness) but still enjoy a nap on the weekends. I LOVE THEM!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
My bf jokes that I could fall asleep anywhere, at anytime. And no, I'm not narcoleptic (sp)! I just love naps.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
I am a huge fan of the power nap however I rarely ever get them.
italianblonde italianblonde 9 years
I could not have survived college so far without naps!!! They are my life.
cyrizzle cyrizzle 9 years
college life = loads of naps
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
Oh and FYI the average sleep cycle is about 90 mins... so to wake up really refreshed take an hour and 1/2 nap. And try not to wake up mid sleep cycle b/c that will really f-you up.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
Hell yea... i stay up late night.. even though my body tells me to sleep. So During the school year I schedule a nap after each class! Keeps this night owl form dying.
magalaya magalaya 9 years
Rarely. I find that I always end up oversleeping and it messes up my sleep cycle.
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
smhooper smhooper 9 years
naps are the best thing in the whole world!!!!!!! i take as many as i can!!
Swen Swen 9 years
Only at college
RocknBabe RocknBabe 9 years
I'm guilty of napping on the days of my hard workouts. After a warm shower I sometimes curl up in my bed and just pass out for 40 minutes. It rejuvenates me but I don't do it often.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
But I have to agree with other posters, I usually don't like naps because I wake up and feel disoriented and a little depressed. I only take naps when I need them, usually after I come home after a "long day" at college.
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