To nap or not to nap? Which side of this issue are you on?
I cracked up when I saw this prompt today. Asking someone over the age of 50 whether she wants to nap or not. I live in a community where schedules are made around every one’s afternoon naps! The joke around here is, “Time to go to bed after Murder She Wrote.” A tv show that’s over by 8 pm.
Now to answer the question. I do and I don’t like to take naps. With my body going through menopause right now, it tells me all the time, “TAKE A NAP”! But, when I do, I can’t fall asleep when its time to go to bed. So, I am basically so tired and run down during the day. When I go to bed, I fall asleep pretty quickly, but then will awake about 3 am and will just lay there wide eyed. I use to sleep so well too!!
I do love to take a nap while I am riding in a car. I hear I have been doing that since I was a mere child. I remember laying in the floor board area in the back of the car to feel the car moving down the road. It felt like someone was rocking me to sleep. I loved doing that and of course, this was pre-seat belt era.
Now my husband is another subject. If he doesn’t get his afternoon nap, he is worse than a very young child around dinner time. We had some errands to run yesterday and while we were going down the road he said in his best little boy voice, “I’m not going to get my nap this afternoon and I know I will be cranky.”
We also have to watch major TV shows before 9 pm or he will be asleep on the couch. So, that’s another good reason to have DVR service.
Have a great day,