Looking through some old photos this week, I found a common link, (several, actually, but we’ll skate over the cake and wine ones) and wondered if anyone else has studied the strange phenomena of the sudden nap. When I’m writing, the lure of the nap is very strong and almost impossible to resist, especially if the sun’s shining in onto a comfy place and you’ve got a good book:
But surely cat naps are good for the brain? Whenever you’re in the middle of something tricky (unless its a driving lesson or you’re climbing down a cliff), a nap can only make things better, I reckon.
Here are some examples of how to nap, if you’re struggling to get the hang of it. You have to be wearing comfy clothes:
*Although sometimes your chins become a tad more obvious during the nap, they soon go back to what passes for normal afterwards.
A nap with a trusted friend or family member is often good:
Other times – and I know this will be hard to accept – people (other family members, for example) larf at you when you’re mid snooze and can even be said to try to make a mockery of the nap situation:
Some events can be very tiring, and merit a short snooze – Christmas, for example:
There is a reason for the term ‘CAT NAP’ – they do it a lot. And cats are very happy. I rest my case. Today’s tip – it helps if you’ve got a friend to watch over you. Then nobody can dress you up in a blanket and make you look a bit of a prat.
So, where do you have your best naps? Are they essential, do they make you more efficient, or are they just a sad waste of time and only for the old and doddery amongst us?