Posts Tagged ‘naps’

This raises many questions

Saturday, January 17th, 2009
  • Is it because they are working such long hours that they drop where they are when there’s 5 minutes of snoozing to be done?
  • Is this a cultural thing? Like hockey?
  • Should we infer from this that China is a very safe place to live – I mean, no fear of pickpockets or someone drawing an evil curly mustache on your face? (okay that last thing happened to me once when I was passed out, but still, one should be concerned)
  • Why choose such hard surfaces, like a meat counter or a rock?
It fit much better when he was a baby

It fit much better when he was a baby

Sleeping Chinese(link courtesy of The Morning News)

I love it when I’m right

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Solid scientific evidence that midday dozing benefits both mental activity and overall health.

I have taken a nap pretty much every day of my life. I agree with what they offer as advice for the most part, but I don’t think you need a sleep mask or ear doodads once you become an expert. There are some items they left out though…

Scotchneat’s naptime advice:

  1. A blanket is a must-have, not a nice-to-have. In the summertime, you might make do with a cool sheet, but in the winter, you’ll need a big square of plush fun-fur or flannel or one of those crazy new microfibres that feel like bunny-bellies. Get under the blanket and pull it up to your chin.
  2. Get a cat. The cat is essential to the snorgling factor and acts as a natural alarm clock, particularly if you nap after work and before feeding time. If you can’t find a cat, a dog, baby or significant other may give similar benefits. Spooning adds to overall rest satisfaction levels.
  3. Find the right program for naptime. Napping in total silence is for wimps. It’s important to have the right tv program going before you attempt to fall asleep. You can nap to: any British home & garden show, re-runs of Law & Order or sometimes a travel show if they are exploring a well-known tourist destination. You cannot nap to: talk shows, the news, any episode of Holmes on Homes or cartoons (though some would disagree with me on that one).
  4. Practice every day. Make time to zonk out and assemble your accessories and go for it. If it’s a Sunday, do it twice.

You’re welcome.