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    Smile Happy National Napping Day!

    Happy National Napping Day everyone! i know yesterday was like Spring forward/Daylights Saving Time, so we gained an hour and possibly lost an hour of sleep (?). but don't worry b/c today is National Napping Day! i plan on taking a lil nap before dinner, how about u?

    there's also napping and sleeping related sales today to celebrate the holiday: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/natio...165133169.html

    also how long do u usually nap? what's a good amount? i like to take 20-30min power naps.
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    huh? oh, sorry i missed this thread...i was taking a nap.
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    Wish I could celebrate this holiday. Alas I'm a wife, daughter, mother, pet owner and have a full time job. I've read about these "naps" you speak of, but never experienced one myself.

    Maybe I'll add one to my bucket list.
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    to the people who voted 120+ minutes that's called SLEEPING!
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    I don't take naps.

    When I fall asleep during the day somewhere, you know I'm sick That is the only time that happens.

    I don't get sick a lot either, LOL
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    Re: Happy National Napping Day!

    Unfortunately, having degenerative kidney disease for 9 years, and then a kidney transplant, taking lots of meds, and the kidney being stable, but not functioning anywhere near 100%, naps are part of my life.

    I am fortunate to work from home most days and probably take a nap more days than not. It is what it is. Sometimes I can push through the exhaustion and fatigue, but I generally pay dearly for that.

    If my body says it needs rest, no matter the time, I usually listen, when I am able to accommodate it. If I don't I usually crash with nausea, headaches, aches, etc. Then I need to sleep for 15-24+ hours to recover.

    I don't think people understand the difference between being tired and exhaustion/fatigue unless they have experienced it.

    I tried explaining it for a while, but people tend not to get it. Exhaustion can come on quick and takes a long time to recover from. It's not, oh, I am tired and could take a nap. It's, if I don't rest now, I may not be able to make it to the bed and I'll feel really sick.

    My cousin had breast cancer and needed radiation and chemo, in addition to a mastectomy. She had read a blog I keep about my experience with kidney transplantation, and we had spoken often during the year or so of recovery for me.

    She got the cancer about 1 1/2 years after my transplant, and called me out the blue one day, to tell me, she "got it."

    She said, "tired is not wanting to climb the stairs to go to bed; fatigue is when you literally cannot make it up the stairs and collapse/pass out, and sleep, on the bottom step."

    Not trying to pull rank, or over justify my nap situation. I just wanted to share a different perspective. Believe me, I miss the days when I didn't need naps!

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    Re: Happy National Napping Day!

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    Unfortunately, having degenerative kidney disease for 9 years, and then a kidney transplant, taking lots of meds, and the kidney being stable, but not functioning anywhere near 100%, naps are part of my life.

    I am fortunate to work from home most days and probably take a nap more days than not. It is what it is. Sometimes I can push through the exhaustion and fatigue, but I generally pay dearly for that.

    If my body says it needs rest, no matter the time, I usually listen, when I am able to accommodate it. If I don't I usually crash with nausea, headaches, aches, etc. Then I need to sleep for 15-24+ hours to recover.

    I don't think people understand the difference between being tired and exhaustion/fatigue unless they have experienced it.

    I tried explaining it for a while, but people tend not to get it. Exhaustion can come on quick and takes a long time to recover from. It's not, oh, I am tired and could take a nap. It's, if I don't rest now, I may not be able to make it to the bed and I'll feel really sick.

    My cousin had breast cancer and needed radiation and chemo, in addition to a mastectomy. She had read a blog I keep about my experience with kidney transplantation, and we had spoken often during the year or so of recovery for me.

    She got the cancer about 1 1/2 years after my transplant, and called me out the blue one day, to tell me, she "got it."

    She said, "tired is not wanting to climb the stairs to go to bed; fatigue is when you literally cannot make it up the stairs and collapse/pass out, and sleep, on the bottom step."

    Not trying to pull rank, or over justify my nap situation. I just wanted to share a different perspective. Believe me, I miss the days when I didn't need naps!

    You really have been through the ringer I'm glad that everything seems to be working out with your transplant and health, if you have to rest during the day, so be it.

    What you describe I don't really look at as regular "naps". To me, that is exhaustion due to medical reasons. I don't get sick very often, but I did have some whammys. That is the only time I actually slept during the day. And it was a weird sleeping, almost more along the lines of passing out.
    Wherever I sat down, couch, table, even the computer chair, I would put my head down and immediately be "out". In a deep, heavy sleep. Sometimes I would still be half awake, but for the life of me, I couldn't completely wake up or lift my head. And I felt like I had lead in my veins, rather then blood, felt heavy and literally unable to do many things.

    Not a good feeling

    Many people I know are healthy but simply like to take power naps. I don't because I wake up groggy rather then refreshed.
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