I know I know, everyone loooves naps. I get a lot of strange looks when I say that I don’t like them. But they make me feel bad.
See, a nap is great in theory: a little chance to catch up on your sleep that you might no get at the end of the day, snoozing with the afternoon sun on your face, etc.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of sleeping but I can usually find something else to do with my time on a lazy afternoon (not always, but usually), or at least there’s something I should be doing (like today–grocery shopping) instead of sleeping. So I only nap when I can’t help myself like I’ve been up all night or I was surrounded by lots and lots of people for 3 days, woke up at 5am drove 3 hours and kept up with my kids at the Friendswood is great Festival and then drove back to the apt in the warm sun. But after a 2 hour deep sleeping nap I feel awful. My limbs don’t want to move around, I feel overheated from being under the covers, too cranky to call friends to hang out and my head aches. All I want to do is go back to sleep and I don’t need that much sleep so I’m stuck.
Am I napping incorrectly? Have any tips?