The Gypsy Muse – Author Rachel Kenley

May 5, 2011

Thursday Favorite Things – In praise of naps

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Doesn't it look wonderful!

I admit it – I love to nap.

I should live in a country where they do the siesta thing, because I dont mind waking up early to get things done or staying up late for a variety of reasons, but come 1:00 or so in the afternoon, what I most crave is a good book and my bed.  Two hours later or so, I am ready to go.

Acording to Health Central- some of the most notable figures in history are known to

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have been consummate nap-takers, including Winston Churchill, Napoleon Bonaparte, Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci and John F. Kennedy. What’s more, recent research is providing evidence that a well-timed afternoon nap may be the best way to combat sleepiness, improve work performance, and overcome the late day grogginess commonly known as the “midday dip.”

Personally, since the birth of my kids (and, yes I must admit, subsequent weight gain) I haven’t slept well at night and napping definitely helps me get through the day – and stay up until my husband gets home, which is typically after 9pm. I love that feeling of snuggling under the covers knowing that I am going to get a few solid hours of sleep.  Sometimes waking up is challenging, but as long as I have something specific planned, I’m good to go.

So if you can’t reach me in the afternoon, chances are I’m catching a few z’s.  What do you do during the day to rejuvenate?

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