My step daughter called me during her lunch hour yesterday and we talked for 15 minutes or so. She needed to “vent” to me. We don’t have your “normal” step family deal. We’re more like friends. We are very close to the same age and we see eye to eye on a lot of things and she needed to get some stuff off her chest.
Anyway, after she got done, she said “I have 10 more minutes till I have to be back working so I’m going to try to catch a nap.” I thought to myself “holy cow, how can anyone do that? To just be able to fall asleep that way so easily for such a short amount of time.” I need to set the whole “mood” thing when I take a nap. I shut the blinds. Get my book. Take the phone off the hook and try to have anything that distracts me put away or turned off. It’s hard for me to fall asleep.
So later on that evening, this was the Good Question on our news. Does napping make you smarter? I can really see how this could help a lot of people. I do have questions about it though. My first question is where does everyone go to sleep? I know a lot of people who go nap in their car. I could never fall asleep like that. This is what the news story said about one of the stories: “His office has a quiet room called “The Haven,” originally designed for nursing mothers, but now used by all staff members who want to recharge.”
I can really see how it would work but I can also see how many problems you could have. I do feel if people can “cat nap” this way and fall asleep fast, sleep for under 20 minutes, that it would improve a lot of things. I don’t think there would be that lagging late afternoon sleepiness and I do think you are more productive if your’re not tired.
What do you all think? Do you nap? Do you think this could work in the workplace? I can just see Paul roll his eyes thinking now he has to make sleeping accommodations for his employees!! LOL!!!