The medicinal value of a nap

I am getting old, 64 already, and I wonder if it is normal to lay down and read for a while, then take a seista- Living in Seattle I can’t blame afternoon heat. I just enjoy it – The glorious afternoon nap, a cherished respite from the chaos of the day. Picture this: you’ve had a hearty lunch, the sun is gently streaming through your window, and your cozy bed beckons you with its siren song of slumber. It’s like a mini vacation in the middle of your day, promising to rejuvenate your mind and body.

There’s something truly magical about surrendering to the call of sleep in the afternoon. It’s not just a nap; it’s an act of rebellion against the tyranny of productivity. In a world that glorifies busyness, taking an afternoon nap is a quiet act of defiance, a declaration that rest is just as important as work. Not that I do much work these days.

And let’s not forget the sheer joy of waking up from an afternoon nap feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever challenges lie ahead. It’s like hitting the reset button on your day, giving you a second wind to power through until bedtime. So, here’s to the humble afternoon nap – may we all embrace its restorative powers and bask in its blissful embrace whenever we can. Of course, that would cause four “rush hours” instead of two; I don’t care. I’m retired.

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