I have discovered the cat nap.
I know people that can nap in the afternoon. But to me that was an elusive magic trick. I only nap if I am sick. Really sick. If I fall asleep and it’s not bedtime, I know it’s bad. Sick. Every. Time.
And I’ve always thought of naps being an hour or two. I don’t have time for that. And after that long, I just feel gross and sluggish. As in like a slug. Yuck.
Alas… I was reading something the other day about the power nap. A nap less than 30 minutes. Because it can increase energy and brain function. Yes, thank you, please. I need both of those.
Challenge accepted! Let’s get this cat nap started!
Ahh…the cat nap.
I wonder if I look this cute when napping
Then I found this cute little app for cat naps (complete with cute kitty cat), I knew I had to try the power nap. You set it for 30 minutes or less. It has white noise and a happy little alarm. It’s amazing.
**** What is my deal with cats recently. First the kitten me blog… Now the cat nap. I am so not a cat person. Sure, I like them from a fluffy, cute animal point of view, but I really don’t want to live with one. Weird. Anyway. ****
So now I’m cat napping during the afternoon. When that time comes when I come like a slug — needing coffee, staring into space and snacking uncontrollably — I slip away for just a few minutes. It’s short enough that the kids don’t do anything super CRAZY. And I wake up more alert and active and functioning like a real live person! My cat nap is 15 minutes. About 5 minutes to relax and calm down, and then when the happy alarm sounds, I’ve been asleep. Or at least mostly unconscious.
I may have found the secret to surviving the afternoon…