In self-isolation, do you take more naps than before?

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One time I was offered a job at a mattress factory. I asked them if I could sleep on it.

With activities cut down dramatically, are you napping more now that you’re quarantined than you were before? Are you finding yourself more awake, or more sleepy during the days? More, or less stimulated?

Sometimes reading puts you to sleep and sometimes playing games on your devices does too. Does being on your iPad make you want to sleep? Don’t worry, there’s a nap for that. Wink.

Now here’s a question for you: What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever fallen asleep? Whether it was an accidental nap, a purposeful nap, or a full-on night’s sleep. Tell us in the comments below. We’re excited for these answers.


 

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Neal Davis
1 month ago

The strangest place that I have ever slept is my car. The Virginia state police closed the interstate because of a winter storm and all nearby hotels were full. I awoke every couple of hours and ran the engine long enough for the heater to warm the car and then went back to sleep. It was both a long and short (I slept poorly) night.

LiVan_Life
1 month ago

While I enjoy the occasional nap, I seldom find time to take one.

Robbie
2 months ago

Never was much of a napper. Have upped my game on meditation, seems to be a great quieting of the mind for these stressful times.

Donna
2 months ago

No chance! We’re watching our 2 year old grand baby so son and dil can work.

Rory R
2 months ago

I am not taking naps during isolation because I’m keeping myself busy with backlog of projects that will pay off when we do get the greenlight to travel safely again….

Greg T
2 months ago

Yes, I take more naps now. However I was going through chemo at the time the pandemic hit. I’m still trying to get my strength and energy back.

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2 months ago
Reply to  Greg T

Good luck, Greg! We hope you’re better than ever very soon. Take care. 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Mike Scully
2 months ago

Never took naps so I’ll continue with my normal life.

Cheryl Bacon
2 months ago

I have never been a nap taker. I also don’t sleep 8 hours a day. I blame motherhood and being a grandma that helped watch grand kids. After years of kids waking up all hours of the night my body just got used to it. I also prefer being a night owl.

Bob Godfrey
2 months ago

Weirdest? While in the infantry in Viet Nam we came out of the jungle after a couple of weeks for a brief “rest” at a forward artillery fire support base and I crawled into a tent next to a battery of 8″ guns that promptly started a fire mission and I slept through the entire fire mission. If you’ve never heard an 8″ gun fire it is extremely loud. Didn’t bother me a bit. Slept like a baby that night and to this day I can’t believe I did it.

James Pollifrone
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob Godfrey

I know the feeling, two days before coming back home from my tour in Vietnam, I was so tired I almost slept through a barrage of in-coming fire, until my friends woke me up to get my butt to a bunker.

Bob Godfrey
1 month ago

Welcome Home!

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2 months ago
Reply to  Bob Godfrey

This isn’t quite so dramatic, but I knew someone who was stationed on Shemya Island, near the end of the Aleutian chain. His bed was against the wall, but he slept through a big earthquake and woke up the next morning on his bed in the middle of the room! 😯 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Cindy
2 months ago

I once slept on a picnic table at a rest area. My dog was tied to the leg of the table as a security measure. Not a very restful night. Then there’s the time I TRIED to sleep in a motel bathtub to escape my husband’s snoring. Don’t try it.

Bob Weinfurt
2 months ago

I have a few times, dozed off in a dentists chair while waiting.

Tom
2 months ago

If you fall asleep reading or riding in a car you may have sleep apnea.

Rory R
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom

That is too broad a stoke you are painting…

Captn John
2 months ago

NAP? Even in HS never slept more than 6 hours, usually less. After 2+ years in Nam I’ve been able to only sleep 2 hours or less at a time. I’ve slept 75 minutes or less standing up at times. Hard to sleep when it is quiet. My wife of 50 years knows when I’m asleep even if my eyes are open. She believes I’m sleeping while alert and doing things on occasion.

Ron L
2 months ago

I don’t take naps…never have, never will.

Scooter
2 months ago

Not being at work, I am less tired and am working on projects that were consistently pushed to the back burner. When it was freezing cold and snowy, different story but now that it is nice out I am running non stop. Sleeping better too.

Laurie
2 months ago

To me, camping is isolating in many forms. I enjoy watching nature; birds, butterflies, bugs, blossoms. I enjoy reading and catching up on many “will read when I have time”. Stores and malls are not on my ToDo list. Bored today? No way!

BadWolfe
2 months ago

I’ve always been a world class napper. Can fall asleep sitting in a chair or just about anywhere normally. Doesn’t take much to recharge the batteries. It used to amaze my wife when we were in our 20’s. Still a skill I have. Unfortunately it is never been something she is able to do.

Jana
2 months ago

Weirdest place I fell asleep was under water

mark b
2 months ago

I am retired (as are a guesstimated 84% of the readers of this newsletter). Our biological clock/circadian rhythms move at a more personally defined pace after retirement.

If I were traveling (RV or overseas) I would have a less nap opportunity during the travel.

Due to concern over catching this virus, I am making fewer trips to stores for parts, personal items or groceries. I am doing more of that shopping online. So, it also freed up opportunity for a nap here and there.

Matt C
2 months ago

There is a little problem with the question caused by our athletic club being closed. We were getting up two full hours than I did today. But then my body would convince me I needed a nap later in the day. When things reopen, I expect to return to the old schedule.