Do You Like A Good Nap?

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You know, a recent survey found that the thing that men love doing most after making love is take a nap. Having a sandwich came in at second. I mean, I’ve never had sex, but ‘having a sandwich’ seems pretty weird. All this is typical, women might say. Ah, well, just you hold your horses, ladies. In the same survey, the answers women gave included cuddling and talking, as you’d expect. But, some women also said ‘being fed’, so there’s certainly a food theme going on. Quite a lot of women even said ‘being left alone’, which is quite sad, when you think about it…

A nap is, quite simply, a short period of sleep, usually during the day. Usually because we’re drowsy and utterly bored. Whilst you may read horror stories about the dangers of the daytime nap, actually, napping is hugely beneficial. Napping reduces fatigue, increases alertness and our reaction time, gives us a better memory, improves our mood and our performance and leads to fewer accidents and the like. It also benefits the heart, as one study found that men who took at least three naps a week were 37% less likely to die of a heart-related death.

Want kids? Remarkably, new parents lose between 400 and 750 hours of sleep during the first year of their child’s life. Still want kids? 74% of women get less sleep per night than men, yet women feel guiltier about napping than men. Perhaps that shouldn’t be the case. One psychologist noted, ‘Napping should not be frowned upon at the office or make you feel guilty [when] at home. It should have the status of daily exercise.’

I like him.

Famous nappers include Albert Einstein, Napoleon and Thomas Edison. Yet napping during the day is still considered a bad thing in the west. Nappers are often seen as lazy, unambitious, unopportunistic, or is the reserve of the young, the old or the frail. Despite the fact none of these things are actually true. In fact, in Japan, one is expected to take a nap, especially at work. These naps are known as ‘inemur’, meaning, ‘to be asleep whilst present’. It’s seen as exhaustion from working too hard and sacrificing oneself for the company. Some even fake a nap to look more committed.

We need our nap times, readers. The longest record for time without sleep of any kind is 18 days, 21 hours and 40 minutes. He suffered memory and concentration lapses, hallucinations, paranoia, blurred vision and slurred speech. Do you want to be in his shoes, because I sure as hell don’t.

Yes, naps are fascinating. But do I like a good nap? I do, actually. Why wouldn’t you? And if you don’t, you should.

You should, I tells ya!

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