Friday, January 4, 2008

Cat naps

Cat naps or power naps, are short naps taken during the day. They are a great way to catch up on lost sleep or to refresh ourselves. For some people, though, napping can lead to problems sleeping at night.

Since I have been waking up really early recently (4.30 or 5am, on most mornings), I usually catch a cat nap whilst trying to make Little D take her afternoon nap. I would just close my eyes and doze off. But after just 10 minutes, I would awaken on my own, feeling really refreshed and all set to take on the rest of the day. It is one of the little luxuries which I manage to indulge in, and I find that it does wonders for me. I feel less tired. I am less grouchy. I am more willing to co-operate with the children. The children are less likely to "torch" me. AND I am able to function happily for the rest of the day

Give it a try!.


Chev said...

I hardly take nap in the day time as I'm working. Unless if i'm on leave or during my off days and i'm extremely tired.. ;)

bp said...

10 min was all it took for you to feel refreshed? Wow! Reminds me of those exam-cramming days, when we would rest our heads on the table at Central Library, for 15-20 min, before we had to get back to mugging!

I should give your power and cat naps a try, when I can, as not been sleeping well, and awake wide wide awake at 4 am, even when I don't go to bed earlier =(. Now I understand your insomnai better! Hope you get a good sleep in the night, too!

stay-at-home mum said...

Hi Chev
Trying catching those wonks during lunch time. Just dont let the boss (or in your case, maybe, dont let your staff) catch you!

Yes bp
10 mins and it does wonders.Or if you can afford a half hour, even better! Do give it a try.

eastcoastlife said...

I'm the type who can't sleep at night if I take a nap in the afternoon. I usually get myself very tired and just 'konk' off when I hit the bed at night. hehe...

Iml said...

The only trouble is, once it becomes a habit, you can't keep those eyelids up when nap time comes around.

stay-at-home mum said...

Lucky you!

True it can become a habit. Anyway for me, I need to put little D to nap, so I can always spare that 10 mins. And when she sees me napping, she will nap too!
A little luxury for me ;)