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Old 09-10-2011, 07:50 PM
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I just took a 5 hour nap!

I got up early today, then had a friend come over. We went shooting at an outdoor gun range (something I haven't done in a good 10 years). It was such a nice, dry and bright day.

I got home, watched Netflix (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, with the audio out of sink, and really just a bad movie anyway, but I couldn't pull away) and then got in bed for a nap.

I don't know what it was; my bed smelled so great and inviting, my pillows were so cool and comfortable. Anyway, I slept 5 hours. I awoke with the room dark and the ceiling fan slowly spinning.

I haven't napped that well in ages.

I really feel good. Pretty mundane, eh?
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:02 PM
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A 30 minute nap is mundane, a 5 hour nap is epic! I try to limit my naps to 30 min. or less or I have trouble falling asleep later that night.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:08 PM
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I can never nap. It's hard for me to get to sleep as it is, even at night.

Does waking up this morning and then saying to heck with it, rolling over and going BACK to sleep for another 4 hours count?
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:20 PM
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I can never nap. It's hard for me to get to sleep as it is, even at night.

Does waking up this morning and then saying to heck with it, rolling over and going BACK to sleep for another 4 hours count?
I get sleep issues off and on where I sleep maybe 2 hours, then wake, then sleep maybe 45 minutes, then wake again.

I've been dealing with that for a few months now. This nap really was epic and in no way mundane, thanks MNC for pointing that out! Funny how good you can feel after sleep and forget your issues.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:25 PM
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I've done that before. My longest was 6 hours, and I remember exactly when it was because I awoke to discover that Jon Lester had thrown a no-hitter and I'd missed it. I generally don't even bother napping unless I can get in 2 solid hours because my naps are so long. It feels awesome, doesn't it? Though then being up until 5:30am as a consequence isn't so great.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:35 PM
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I think once you get past four hours, it's not a nap anymore. It's just sleeping.
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:36 AM
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I think once you get past four hours, it's not a nap anymore. It's just sleeping.
So my 25 hour nap last month wasn't a nap?
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:56 AM
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I think once you get past four hours, it's not a nap anymore. It's just sleeping.
As I was going to say. Last night I went to bed at 12:30AM, and got up at 5:30AM.

I just called it a night's sleep.
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:29 AM
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I once had a 14 hour afternoon nap upon arriving in London from Australia. We laid down for a "quick" nap, intending to get up later for a meal and a first London night out before bed. However we didn't wake until 7 am the next day. As it turned out it was the right thing to do - no jet lag and straight into the new time zone.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:49 AM
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Did you wake up in a bathtub full of ice?

Do you still have your kidney?
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:05 AM
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Are you sure you weren't gassed by burglars?
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:52 AM
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Are you sure you weren't gassed by burglars?
And consequently burgled by gassers?
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:10 PM
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Did you drink that 5 Hour Energy Drain drink?

That stuff is awes............zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:29 PM
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As others have said, 5 hours of consecutive sleep is not what I'd call a nap; it's a normal amount of time to sleep out of 24 hours.

I might be biased because I went to bed at 2am last night and got up at 6am. I am not tired and will not go to bed until 11 or midnight tonight. Not an abnormal schedule for me, although I prefer to get 6 or 7 hours of sleep (but not 8).
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:01 PM
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Long naps are great. This morning, I woke after about 8 hours of sleep. Did some light work for an hour or two, then I felt really tired. So, I ended up going back to bed for a nap...I woke at 4:30 this afternoon! I ended up with about 14 hours of sleep in a period of 16 hours, and I was in REM for so much of that last nap that my dreams just kept getting stranger and stranger.

Sometimes you body just really needs to crash.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:49 AM
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A 5-hour nap would mess up my nighttime sleep schedule.

Once I took a nap on Saturday afternoon and woke up at 7:00. Only it was half-light outside and I couldn't figure out if it was 7 AM or PM, it was a weird feeling. It was PM.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:00 PM
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And who naps in bed? You're supposed to nap on a couch in front of the TV, or in a hammock. Or on the floor. But not in bed.
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I never can seem to nap for a short period. Every time I lay down in the middle of the day to get a little shuteye, I wind up sleeping for 3-4 hours.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:24 PM
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5 hours is a typical night's sleep for me. I can't imagine napping that long. And if you're in bed, it's called going to bed, not napping. YMMV.

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Old 09-12-2011, 03:51 PM
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5 hours is a typical night's sleep for me. I can't imagine napping that long. And if you're in bed, it's called going to bed, not napping. YMMV.
noun
4.
a brief period of sleep, especially one taken during daytime: Has the baby had her nap?


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Old 09-12-2011, 04:17 PM
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Are you sure you weren't gassed by burglars?
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:07 AM
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I'm jealous - no naps for me this weekend. However, I have been known to take 5 hour "naps" myself, and believe it or not they don't interfere with my being able to fall asleep that night.

A more normal nap for me would be 2-4 hours, however.

Bear in mind, I've got a number of significant sleep issues, so there's a pretty severe sleep debt going on. Sounds like the OP is in the same boat.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:29 AM
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noun
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a brief period of sleep, especially one taken during daytime: Has the baby had her nap?


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brief

adjective

1. lasting or taking a short time; of short duration: a brief walk; a brief stay in the country.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/brief
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:42 AM
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brief

adjective

1. lasting or taking a short time; of short duration: a brief walk; a brief stay in the country.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/brief
Trust me, it felt brief.
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