Growing up, it was not uncommon to see my dad on the couch having a nap. Even though he worked hard as a truck driver, at the time I did not understand why he napped so often. Now that I am the age he was in those memories I understand.
Is napping a good thing or not? For the past three years, napping has been an important part of my life. I have something called sarcoidosis and one of the symptoms is fatigue. I have relied on naps to survive.
There have been times when I have felt guilty about napping and have tried to push through. When this happens, I become unproductive, distracted and pretty much useless. Even a half hour nap can make the difference.
Someone who has preached plenty about naps is blogger Michael Hyatt. I thought I would share some links to his posts on napping for your information.
- 5 Reasons Why You Should Take a Nap Every Day
- My Secret Weapon for Extra Energy at Work
- The Value of Naps from a Scientific Perspective (video)
- The Secret Power of Naps (podcast)
After you have read and listened to these posts, go and take a nap.