I don’t know about you guys, but naps are always a crap-shoot with me. Sometimes, I wake up even more tired and groggy than when I went down. Nap fail. I’ve always been known as a die-hard, and most of the time I would rather just stay awake through a tired spell.
I have, of course had successful naps that refreshed me and made it possible to shake off the grogginess, but more times than not they don’t do me a whole lot of good. Well, maybe that’s because I don’t take them often. Sometimes, a good late-afternoon cat nap sounds great, but I very rarely take one because of the risk? Risk? Yea, risk.
If I go to sleep at five o’clock, for example, there is no guarantee that I’m going to wake up by six feeling refreshed. What if I sleep right through until eight or nine? Then the night’s weird and short and I may not be tired for bed time, which puts me on a jacked-up schedule. That ain’t cool. So I mostly avoid them and remain tired, or direct-inject Mt. Dew and Dr Pepper so that I can keep going.
Besides, I’m the kind of guy who doesn’t like to miss things, even if I feel worn out. I’d rather live the day and feel shaky and tired than lay down and risk sleeping the rest of the day away. I’m not a great big fan of daylight, either, which is weird. Much more of a night owl. But sleeping all day and staying up all night makes me feel like hell, so I guess it’s somewhat of a Catch-22.
So, what do you guys do? Any regular nappers out there? Are any of you on an actual nap schedule, where you go down and get up at the same time every day? I know I couldn’t do that. If I’m feeling ill, I’ll nap on and off throughout the day, and I like doing that. But if I feel fine other than just tired, I really, really find it difficult to head to the bedroom and nap. I don’t know why, either. I just do.