Are you one of those people who just can’t nap?
Who guzzle coffee and soda all day long in an ongoing and desperate attempt to stay lucid, functional and awake?
Take a nap!
Join me, figuratively speaking, in a lovely little snooze. Recline (gently and slowly) that train/car/airplane seat. Plump up those sofa pillows. Grab a cosy throw and crawl onto bed.
No, you’re not lazy, slothful, a slacker. You’re whipped and your body needs to re-charge. You know, like those cords you carry everywhere for your laptop and cellphone…
You can do it!
I’ve been told, (which I do take as a compliment) I’m a terrific napper, having fully slept on the floors of airplanes and train stations, in chairs, even mid-meal once. My sweetie is also skilled at this, as is my Dad.
We’re all journos, photographers and film-makers, i.e. people whose works can be ferociously, full-on, 24/7 demanding (hello, 9/11) with sleep a distant memory. We’ve slept under desks. You learn to grab rest whenever and wherever you get the chance.
I’m also one of those people with two speeds: gogogogogogogogogogogo and fast asleep. I am not good at resting, relaxing, chilling out, staring idly into space. So naps are a very healthy choice for me.
And, very likely, for you as well — Americans, now surgically attached to all forms of technology 24/7, are losing a lot of sleep as a result, a new study finds.
Here’s a site with a lot of helpful links for the truly worn out.
How about you?
Do you take naps?
Do they help?