It's Monday and you can tell where my brain is today. I used to think naps were for the old folks...you know, the "it's afternoon and I need to sleep before the early bird special". Remember back to those early days in grade school where the teacher made us pull out our little blue mats and take a forced nap? I hated that part of the day..it was soo boring to me. I could never sleep. We'd giggle, make faces at the teacher all the while having her "Shhh!" us. Once I got up, believe me, I was rarin' to go to recess and chase the boys in a game of tag.
Now that I'm all big and grown up..not an "early bird special" age yet, I find that I have become a consummate nap taker. 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." Will it make me smarter? Who knows, but I do feel in a better mood and able to learn new things. I might add..it is a very pleasurable experience! One of these lovely daybeds would certainly put me into a nice slumber, don't you think?
So my grade school teacher wasn't so bad after all. Do you take an afternoon nap to rejuvenate?
Photos from The Wondrous