I used to take terrible naps. I always had the greatest intentions of catching that perfect 20 minute cat nap, and then found myself awaking in a grumpy daze two hours later, having wasted most of the afternoon. So I gave up on it for awhile. Then I became a mom, and then I became a working mom, and naps crept back into my life.
It turns out my two-year-old has a pretty low tolerance for letting me sleep during the day, so two hour naps are no longer a problem. I’m getting better at quick afternoon naps, and I find they’re actually making a difference. I might need a nap every day just as much as my daughter does. And surprise! There are actually quite a few awesome reasons we should all be napping more. Here’s a few to help you justify an afternoon snooze. [Read More…]