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post #1 of 15
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DH and I have started taking power naps at work. I just shut my eyes for 15 minutes and let my mind wonder. It's not real sleep, but more of a time to let my mind settle down.

Anyone else take them?
post #2 of 15
All my therapists do this everyday after lunch in their office.
Now me, I couldn't do that. It takes me like 15 minutes to fall asleep!
If I'm laying down, I'm not getting back up to work!
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
All my therapists do this everyday after lunch in their office.
Now me, I couldn't do that. It takes me like 15 minutes to fall asleep!
If I'm laying down, I'm not getting back up to work!
See I don't really fall asleep. It's more of a pre-sleep period where I can sort through the issues I've faced that day. It really works. Trust me.
post #4 of 15
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See I don't really fall asleep. It's more of a pre-sleep period where I can sort through the issues I've faced that day. It really works. Trust me.
I think I'd need far longer than 15 minutes to sort thru my issues
post #5 of 15
If I close my eyes or relax for a while it only makes me more tired and want to sleep, I dont really feel energized. Thats why naps are impossible for me, it takes me a while to fall asleep, and I cant stay asleep for only an hour or so, I would fall back asleep lol....but like you said, you dont fall asleep.
post #6 of 15
I did this at my old office, but I actually did sleep it was only if I was really drained though, here, the environment is not really conducive to relaxing
post #7 of 15
Now that I'm not working, I take naps whenever I can get them. Only if I don't set an alarm my naps usually last for about 2 hours

And even then, I often just turn my alarm off and go right back to sleep The kitties love it.
post #8 of 15
Sarah, you deserve to nap all you want! Your keeping your kitties warm.

My DH is a big believer of power naps. He feels refreshed after a 15-20 minute nap, whereas I feel groggy. I take a while to fall asleep, and I like to stay there when I get there. Now, I do like the idea of napping on the job....
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
Now me, I couldn't do that. It takes me like 15 minutes to fall asleep!
If I'm laying down, I'm not getting back up to work!
Me too! My power naps are like four hours. I am not sure why, but I rarely nap less than an hour and half.
post #10 of 15
When I was working 12 and one 1/2 hour night shifts I would take my break all at once and go and sleep for 2 hours, most of us nurses did that.

I don't think I would do that now though because I found out that I snore really badly because of my obstructive sleep apnea, so I know I sure wouldn't just put my head down on a table and take a short nap, hehe At home I have to have an afternoon nap or I can't get through the day.
post #11 of 15
Power naps are awesome! Its amazing how refreshed you can feel by just dozing off for a few minutes
post #12 of 15
At my old job, I would rest (not actually sleep) during my hour lunch break sometimes. Some girls did it everyday. I will sometimes nap on the weekends. I try not to nap too late though. or else I won't sleep at night!
post #13 of 15
I'm not sure whether it's normal or not, but every couple of days or so, I hit a period in the afternoon when I absolutely must sleep. It feels like if I don't lie down, I'll fall down. But then after just five or six minutes, I can function again...?
post #14 of 15
I generally take a power nap everyday around 3 P.M. Like yours I actually don't go to sleep but kick off my shoes, settle back in my chair at work and close my eyes. Most days I can manage about 10 minutes before someone disturbs me.
Surprisingly they are quite refreshing and I find them very helpful in letting me focus on the rest of the afternoon. I refer to it as clearing the clutter.

I was reading a article several weeks ago regarding power naps and it said that a lot of large companies in Japan and China have a designated time each day especially for their employee to have a 30 minute power nap. They find they are more productive and less incidents of accidents...
post #15 of 15
Sounds interesting, but I don't think there's even a space for me to try to do it. I work in HR and have constant interruptions throughout the day.
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