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Mass_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 03:36 PM
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Does anyone else here get more tired after a nap than they were before it?
I just took a nap. For 5 hours. I am exhausted right now. More so than I was before it.

Does this happen to you at all?
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 03:38 PM
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1. dude
5 hours isn't a "nap".
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Mass_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 03:41 PM
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4. I've been sleep deprived all week
and I went to bed at 3 O clock this morning, woke up at 9. So thats why I slept after for so durned long.
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SoDesuKa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 03:52 PM
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12. An Adult Cat
An adult cat sleeps about 18 hours a day. More, if they're lazy.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 07:12 PM
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17. lol
I saw a comic one time complaining because his vet said his cat needed to "take it easy". He said if his cat took it any easier he would have to get it stuffed. :o
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 03:38 PM
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2. yes usually feel a little dopey
but I love naps and with a kid, you really need them. Don't think I've ever had a 5 hour one though. I like the 20 minute ones.
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 03:41 PM
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3. There is some evidemce, though I have no sources to cite
Edited on Sat Mar-27-04 03:41 PM by burythehatchet
that says a nap is ideally 20 to 24 minutes. Beyond that the "normal" sleep cycle kicks in. When you break the sleep cycle at an unusual point, you will most likely be groggy.
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Mass_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 03:42 PM
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5. oooo
thanks for that info. Figure some caff. tea should cure that?
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mouse7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 03:52 PM
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11. Caffeine messes up sleep patterns
If your sleep cycle is all messed up, the standard suggestions I seen from doctors is to dump the caffeine for a few days, get your pattern corrected, then go back to it.
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 03:46 PM
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6. yep me
i don't take naps anymore for this reason. the duration of the nap doesn't appear to alter this effect either.
could be five mintues or an hour etc, i am worhtless aftwerwards.

i've often wondered if it might not have to do with the fact that i am a very heavy sleeper...

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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 03:48 PM
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7. actually, i really love a 3-second nap
no kidding, after fighting to stay awake, head bobbing and all, sometimes merely the act of surrendering to the sleep is all it takes.

i can wake up moments later and feel quite refreshed. then i'm good to go. for at least another 10 minutes.

don't tell mrs. unblock! :evilgrin:

JOKE! it's all just a joke, go back to your regularly scheduled program....
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FlaGranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 03:48 PM
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8. If you are more tired AFTER you sleep, you need
to look into sleep problems. You may be having symptoms of restless leg syndrome, teeth grinding, or even sleep apnea, especially if your sleepiness is the rule, rather than the exception. If you need naps and are still tired, somthing is not right.
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Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 03:50 PM
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This is precisely why
I don't nap.

"Sleeping? Now that's where I'm a viking!" - Ralph Wiggum
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mouse7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 03:50 PM
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9. Depends on what your system is adjusted to
My situation is complicated by a brain injury, so you have to throw out the textbooks.

I can't get more than 4-5 hours sleep maximum, and it's usually a lot less than that, so I pretty much can't function very well for more that a half-day without getting some more sleep in the day.

There's a lot of sleep studies out there that suggest people function better for longer periods of time with multiple shorter sleep periods in a day.
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SoDesuKa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 03:51 PM
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10. Regular Sleep
You need regular sleep, not naps here and there. I'm not an expert, but I feel better when I have a bedtime and an wakeup time. If I'm off my regular schedule, I'm dragging myself around.

Having said that, let me admit that I love a 2-hour nap in the late afternoon.
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FARAFIELD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 06:00 PM
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13. YES IF YOU DONT DREAM
YOUR Likely to be just as tired
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Bundbuster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 06:59 PM
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14. Everytime I take daytime naps
They are accompanied by very bizarre dreams/nightmares and drooling on myself, neither of which is common during my night-time sleep. I've always wondered about the reasons for such a syndrome.

Often, even following a 3-hour nap, I do feel more tired but later in the evening I can feel a "second wind" that would not have kicked in without the nap.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 07:02 PM
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15. You slept too much
Naps are suppose to be quick like no more than a half hour.
Your five hour "nap" was more than I had for my entire sleep last night.

Try a good 15-20 min. power nap, it'll do the trick.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 07:04 PM
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16. Not me... I just took a 4-hour nap and I'm refreshed.
Had a 5 hour-long spring football practice this morning from 8am-1pm. I feel SOOOOO much better now.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 07:13 PM
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18. I cannot take naps
takes too long to get to sleep to just be asleep for a little bit.
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