September 30, 2013

How to Nap
— Ace

From Instapundit, how to pick the correct length of a nap for best brain rebooting.

Which is entirely useless to most people, who have zero opportunity to nap.

Personally, I cannot nap (even when I'm tired), but I'm interested in learning how. It's an interesting skill. People who nap don't realize it's a useful skill until they meet people like me who can't nap, and who have to remain awake for almost the entire duration of a six hour plane ride.

Anyway, I searched for "How to Nap" and found this from the Boston Globe. Kind of seems obvious. Maybe I'll try it sometime.

Posted by: Ace at 10:38 AM | Comments (197)
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1 I worked for a railroad for 18 years. There was a section in the safety manual that explained what a nap is. It did so to make clear that napping is acceptable on a train but that sleeping is not. I kid you not.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at September 30, 2013 10:40 AM (DmNpO)

2 Twenty minute nap is perfect.
 

Posted by: dananjcon at September 30, 2013 10:40 AM (wmU4G)

3

I can nap standing up, but usually I'll position a piece of paper under my desk, lean over and snooze. This way it looks like I'm in the middle of something when some bozo marches in unannounced.

Posted by: Bigby's Itchy Fingers at September 30, 2013 10:42 AM (3ZtZW)

4 Not sure what they're talking about, every time i take a nap my brain says fuck it, i'm outta here, and i wake up wondering what day it is.

Posted by: booger at September 30, 2013 10:42 AM (xRDdL)

5 I can't nap either, especially on planes. Not a fan of taking medication, but on int'l flights I take a few benadryl to knock me out, otherwise I'd go crazy.

Posted by: brak at September 30, 2013 10:42 AM (iEoiA)

6 2.5 hours is ideal in my experience.

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 30, 2013 10:42 AM (UypUQ)

7 I can nap but not when there's 40,000 ft between my ass and the ground.

Brain will not allow it.

Posted by: eleven at September 30, 2013 10:43 AM (KXm42)

8 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at September 30, 2013 10:43 AM (/PCJa)

9 15 minute naps are crucial to reboot my brain when I'm yawning and nodding off.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 56% more DOOM! at September 30, 2013 10:43 AM (09o/X)

10 Burn it down. Scatter the stones. Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at September 30, 2013 10:43 AM (/PCJa)

11 My wife cannot sleep on a plane.  I, on the other hand, barely make it past the takeoff.  Throw on the noise cancelling headphones and crank up the MP3 player and pull down my sunglasses and you can wake me up when we arrive at our destination.  There's just something about the gentle hum of the engines that puts me right now.

Posted by: Dennis at September 30, 2013 10:43 AM (LNZiq)

12 I don't sleep in public because of my sleep apnea.  I snore like a bear.  So I have to (try to) stay awake when I am out of the house.  International flights are a bitch.  I remember flying home from Turkey to DC.  I was delirious.  I was so tired it hurt.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at September 30, 2013 10:43 AM (32Ze2)

13 2 Twenty minute nap is perfect.

Agree.  That's all you need.

Posted by: eleven at September 30, 2013 10:44 AM (KXm42)

14 Personally, I cannot nap (even when I'm tired)


The older you get, the easier it is to nap.  Don't worry.

Posted by: EC at September 30, 2013 10:44 AM (GQ8sn)

15 I find I can take a 10 or 15 minute "power nap" or else I need an hour or better. Anything in between leaves me feeling groggy and worse than when I laid down.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at September 30, 2013 10:44 AM (/PCJa)

16 >>>Not sure what they're talking about, every time i take a nap my brain says fuck it, i'm outta here, and i wake up wondering what day it is. that's me. When I "nap," what I do is sleep for five or six hours.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2013 10:44 AM (/IWYB)

17 I usually just go over to HotAir.

Posted by: MegaIndependento at September 30, 2013 10:44 AM (uvaJ1)

18 About 14 years ago, while working from home, I use to be able to take a 15-20 minute nap, on my couch, below a large window filled with greenery and sunshine. It felt great.

Posted by: Jesse Pinkman at September 30, 2013 10:45 AM (T0Pku)

19 Step 1: Drink half a bottle of Nyquil. Step 2: Fill empty half of bottle with JD. Step 3: Shake. Step 4: Drink the bottle. Step 5: Your mileage may vary.

Posted by: wte9 at September 30, 2013 10:45 AM (ZL7LA)

20
Even just laying down for a bit is helpful for me. Close my eyes and work through what I've got on my desk.
Helps me focus on what I need to do/need to get done; away from the distraction of "has Ace put up a new post to entertain me yet?"

The Spaniard siesta was/is ahead of its time--you are supposed to wind down for a bit in the early afternoon.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 30, 2013 10:45 AM (VjL9S)

21

I can't sleep in a moving vehicle.  Plane, car, train, bus -- doesn't matter.  

 

I can nap at home, but my problem is waking up.     My internal alarm clock doesn't work unless I have a specific deadlne to meet (like having to get up at a certain hour to catch a   flight),   and when it comes to alarm clocks themselves, I never hear them.   I have literally set my cellphone alarm to the loudest, most obnoxious ringer, stuck it in my pillowcase right below my ear, and slept right through it.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit Chelsea [/i][/s][/u][/b] at September 30, 2013 10:45 AM (4df7R)

22 Napping tip: Start doing simple math problems in your head. You'll bore yourself to sleep in no time.

Posted by: Napping Pro Tip at September 30, 2013 10:45 AM (AhX85)

23 But what's this have to do with the government shutdowwwwwnnn?

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 30, 2013 10:45 AM (LSJmV)

24 Some studies show sleeping ( 30 min ) may cause sleep inertia, a hangover-like groggy feeling that lasts for up to 30 min after waking, before the nap's restorative benefits becomes apparent.

Um, if it take 30 mins then there is no fucking benefit.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at September 30, 2013 10:46 AM (ligos)

25 Wait...


Nap means like a nap, right?  It doesn't mean "black out" does it?


Posted by: EC at September 30, 2013 10:46 AM (GQ8sn)

26 No matter how much and how good of sleep I get, I'll still get drowsy about 4 hours after waking.  Than I could use a nap to recharge.  Only after 9 O'clock am I fully energized.

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 30, 2013 10:46 AM (UypUQ)

27 that's me. When I "nap," what I do is sleep for five or six hours.

I think when I'm napping I'm not really sleeping.  It's like I can hear everything the TV is saying, but I'm not really awake.

It's still strangely refreshing though.

Posted by: eleven at September 30, 2013 10:46 AM (KXm42)

28 Not sure what they're talking about, every time i take a nap my brain says fuck it, i'm outta here, and i wake up wondering what day it is. *** I dated a guy who could sleep like Edison. He could live on naps. He would occasionally make the mistake of asking me to take a nap before a scheduled event only to find that he would wake up 20 minutes later but I would couldn't wake up at all. I've always been that way.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at September 30, 2013 10:46 AM (DmNpO)

29 I have a hard time not sleeping on planes. I just got off a one hour flight, and slept the whole way, and am about to go on a five hour second flight. I'll probably sleep all the way through, unless the government shuts down. In that case I'll lie awake worrying about the cannibals who will meet the plane when we land.

Posted by: MTF at September 30, 2013 10:47 AM (uRbX6)

30

Some studies show sleeping ( 30 min ) may cause sleep inertia, a hangover-like groggy feeling that lasts for up to 30 min after waking, before the nap's restorative benefits becomes apparent.

 

This is news?  This is called "every time MWR wakes up:    after a full night's sleep, a nap, a mild head injury..."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit Chelsea [/i][/s][/u][/b] at September 30, 2013 10:47 AM (4df7R)

31 For best rest, I need to sleep in increments of 90 minutes.  Apparently, 90 minutes is my REM cycle time.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at September 30, 2013 10:47 AM (evdj2)

32 But what's this have to do with the government shutdowwwwwnnn? It's not being shut down, it's just taking a nap.

Posted by: jakeman at September 30, 2013 10:47 AM (vH4YP)

33 that's me. When I "nap," what I do is sleep for five or six hours. Well, set an alarm. But it sounds like your problem is that you "nap" too long. In a power-nap, you never really feel like you fell asleep (at least: in my experience). For me, I even kind of have a general awareness of my surroundings (whether other people are in the room or not, if it's day or night, etc.).

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at September 30, 2013 10:47 AM (/PCJa)

34 I read that 'How to Fap'.....which didn't even faze me.

Posted by: [/i][/b][/u][/s] Tami at September 30, 2013 10:47 AM (bCEmE)

35 Twenty minute nap is perfect.

Agree. That's all you need.

Posted by: eleven at September 30, 2013 03:44 PM (KXm42)

**


Heh...the globe article agrees as well.



Anymore than 20 min. its too difficult to get off the couch and get a beer.



Posted by: dananjcon at September 30, 2013 10:47 AM (wmU4G)

36 For plane flights, two double strength bloody mary's and i could teach a course on quantum chemistry or the american p-47 and why it was the best fighter of its time...

Posted by: JDubya at September 30, 2013 10:48 AM (wPLLF)

37 Ever wake up from a nap and can't get warm? I hate that.

Posted by: nip at September 30, 2013 10:48 AM (jI23+)

38 >>I can't sleep in a moving vehicle. Plane, car, train, bus -- doesn't matter. I'm just the opposite. I sleep like a baby in planes, trains and automobiles. And boats, out like a light. I think it has to do with my pure soul.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2013 10:48 AM (g1DWB)

39 Even if it's on a day off, I feel guilty if I take a nap. Nevermind if I would have otherwise wasted the time surfing or in the bunk or whatever.

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 30, 2013 10:48 AM (LSJmV)

40 >>>Not sure what they're talking about, every time i take a nap my brain says fuck it, i'm outta here, and i wake up wondering what day it is.

that's me. When I "nap," what I do is sleep for five or six hours.
=============
That's probably 'cause you all aren't sleeping regular hours.
I don't mean 8 hours every night, I mean 90% of the time the same time of the day you are asleep.

You're all off like Kramer and his 24 hour schedule.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 30, 2013 10:49 AM (VjL9S)

41 Napping tip:

Start doing simple math problems in your head. You'll bore yourself to sleep in no time.

Posted by: Napping Pro Tip at September 30, 2013 03:45 PM (AhX85)

 

When I'm having trouble falling asleep I hold my arm straight up in the air above me and focus on keeping it there.   It blanks out the rest of the stuff running through my brain and knocks me right out.

 

Doesn't work if I'm fidgety, though.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit Chelsea [/i][/s][/u][/b] at September 30, 2013 10:49 AM (4df7R)

42 I love naps. An hour after a stressful day is just great. On planes, however, my body just won't let me go to sleep, I guess so I can be ready to jump when the impact occurs. It's a bit better in a car but I can only get a little sleepy in the passenger seat.

Posted by: joncelli at September 30, 2013 10:49 AM (RD7QR)

43

When I'm starting to nod off and need a nap, I go rub one out (fap one out?)

 

I don't get a nap but am wide awake again!

 

eleventy

Posted by: Living the Moron lifestyle !! at September 30, 2013 10:49 AM (W6iIX)

44 that's me. When I "nap," what I do is sleep for five or six hours. Do you set an alarm? If I take a nap in the early afternoon without setting an alarm I end up waking at about 7:30 at night, and then decide I'm going to keep sleeping. Then I wake up at 1am and can't go back to sleep. My poor wife can't sleep without heavy drugs. If she naps she'll sleep about twenty minutes. If she tries to sleep without drugs she'll take about two hours to drop off, then wake at about 3am.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 30, 2013 10:49 AM (yETln)

45 and no mention of rubbing one out, FO SHAME!!!

Posted by: The Dude at September 30, 2013 10:49 AM (vJdyz)

46 All that "limit your nap to 45 minutes" (or 20 minutes, or whatever the expert of the day says) is useless to me. If I do nap, it has to be at least an hour and a half. If I try to get up earlier I can't do it, just fall back asleep. That said, I rarely nap. Definitely not on airplanes or while waiting in airport gates and stuff like that. I close my eyes and fake it. Kind of like my first wife.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at September 30, 2013 10:49 AM (7ObY1)

47 my problem with napping is it has to be at least 3 hours long...anything shorter angers me....i've never had a problem sleeping so even if i drink coffee after dinner coupled with a 3 hr nap in the afternoon.....i'll go right to sleep .....yawn.....i'm getting sleepy!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at September 30, 2013 10:49 AM (8InM1)

48 Don't know if anybody has mentioned it yet, but the Senate just passed H.R. 3210, the bill that keeps the military paid in the event of a shutdown.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 30, 2013 10:49 AM (UyYoT)

49 I think it has to do with my pure soul.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2013 03:48 PM (g1DWB)

 

Hmm... As a ginger I have NO soul.  

 

You may be on to something there.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit Chelsea [/i][/s][/u][/b] at September 30, 2013 10:50 AM (4df7R)

50 Napping tip: Start doing simple math problems in your head. You'll bore yourself to sleep in no time. I like counting doubles in my head. Does the same thing, though.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at September 30, 2013 10:50 AM (/PCJa)

51 Useless! You need to know how to knap!

Posted by: serious you guys, the Burning Times are just around the corner at September 30, 2013 10:50 AM (YVx8A)

52 I've always employed the tip about drinking coffee. If I feel groggy, I slug down a cup of joe, take a 20-30 minute nap, and the caffeine kicks in right as I get up. It's particularly good for hangovers, best when taking 4 aspirin with the coffee.

Posted by: jakeman at September 30, 2013 10:50 AM (vH4YP)

53 Don't know if anybody has mentioned it yet, but the Senate just passed H.R. 3210, the bill that keeps the military paid in the event of a shutdown.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 30, 2013 03:49 PM (UyYoT)

 

GOOD.    I don't care about political points when it comes to paying our service men and women.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit Chelsea [/i][/s][/u][/b] at September 30, 2013 10:50 AM (4df7R)

54 Looks like Boehner had a nap in his tanning bed. Lots of press shots coming up, gotta look good while he's trying to look good.

Posted by: Justamom at September 30, 2013 10:51 AM (Sptt8)

55
Wanna learn how to nap?

Join the Infantry.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 30, 2013 10:51 AM (TIIx5)

56 Join the Infantry.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 30, 2013 03:51 PM (TIIx5)

 

no sh*t

Posted by: Sid at September 30, 2013 10:52 AM (W6iIX)

57 I'm not touching this thread.

Posted by: Don Imus at September 30, 2013 10:52 AM (6kO/J)

58

>>>It blanks out the rest of the stuff running through my brain and knocks me right out.

 

Muscle failure. I suggest not holding it in a fist, or keep a pillow over your face.

Posted by: Bigby's Itchy Fingers at September 30, 2013 10:52 AM (3ZtZW)

59 Why do you have to remain awake for a six hour plane ride? Brad Pitt taught us that all you have to do to keep the infected back in coach is block the isles with luggage from the carry-on bins.

Posted by: Scott M at September 30, 2013 10:52 AM (AdBfq)

60 I shit you not -- Chubs McCain says she had to seek therapy after Glen Beck fake vomited on air over a photo of her: http://goo.gl/NNQSFE

Posted by: Jesse Pinkman at September 30, 2013 10:52 AM (T0Pku)

61 Throw on the noise cancelling headphones and crank up the MP3 player and pull down my sunglasses and you can wake me up when we arrive at our destination.

Same here.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 30, 2013 10:53 AM (B/VB5)

62 Don't know if anybody has mentioned it yet, but the Senate just passed H.R. 3210, the bill that keeps the military paid in the event of a shutdown.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 30, 2013 03:49 PM (UyYoT)

Oh, wow!  That is big.  Now that they've agreed so some separate legislation, why not pass more?  House could send yet another bill with funding for the things the public deems essential... leaving only the "meh" parts of the Govt. left unfunded.

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 30, 2013 10:53 AM (UypUQ)

63 I can sleep anywhere.  A 15-20 minute nap, and I'm good to go.

A coke afterwards for the caffeine and I'm really good after that.  However, the older I get, the less I like the rush of caffeine, so I more often than not skip that part.


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 30, 2013 10:53 AM (f9c2L)

64

An a big noway of napping on public transport.

 

Who can sleep with all those stranges all arround??

Posted by: Phil at September 30, 2013 10:53 AM (W6iIX)

65 I can't nap either, I'm so jealous of those who can "power nap" in their office and then wake up, drink a bottle of water and continue on with their day, fresh as a daisy.  These are the same people who go to the gym at 5 am, come home, shower (and the shower takes) and are off to the office sitting at their desk working at 7am. greeting everyone else as they walk in.  They used to be called "kissups" or back in the day," browns"

It's stuff like this that prevents me from napping:  "If Republicans Want To Shut Down Washington, They'll Have To Ask China's Permission First"
http://tinyurl.com/kb4kcxl

Posted by: powerful democrat spinners at September 30, 2013 10:54 AM (Nx76m)

66 I'm actually taking a nap right now.

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 30, 2013 10:54 AM (LSJmV)

67 if you have ever been in the infantry, napping becomes easy, I can sleep on rocks if I need to for 5 minutes as long as I am tired

a full night of peaceful restful sleep though?  no way

Posted by: chelsea danger at September 30, 2013 10:54 AM (KfDDN)

68 I used to take 4-5 hour super naps and I'd wake up feeling like crap. Then, I switched to little 20 minute power naps.  I can barely do that anymore.  Now, I do this thing that I'd call forced dreaming where I am asleep enough to dream but conscious enough to know that I'm dreaming (without the aid of drugs or alcohol).  Can anyone else do this?  

Ace, I love this post! 
 

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2013 10:54 AM (0PiQ4)

69 Chubs McCain says she had to seek therapy after Glen Beck fake vomited on air over a photo of her: Who does she think she's kidding. As if she hasn't been in therapy since she was a tween. I think she means she had to bring it up during the next session, which is part of a standing schedule.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 30, 2013 10:55 AM (yETln)

70 Judging by the looks I get upon waking I suspect that I pass gas when napping on a plane.

Posted by: steve walsh at September 30, 2013 10:55 AM (xDQNc)

71

>>>>Chubs McCain says she had to seek therapy after Glen Beck fake vomited on air over a photo of her:

 

I wonder if it was some kind of behaiorist therapy and the counselor trained her to vomit on her own picture?

Posted by: Bigby's Itchy Fingers at September 30, 2013 10:55 AM (3ZtZW)

72 I could nap tethered in the gunner's harness of a UH-1, leaning into the slipstream. Not when flying over Indian Country, though.

Posted by: That SOB van Owen at September 30, 2013 10:55 AM (hhirG)

73 48 Don't know if anybody has mentioned it yet, but the Senate just passed H.R. 3210, the bill that keeps the military paid in the event of a shutdown. ---- Good. Now lets see what happens. Take that bit of "pain" off the table and see how many people outside the beltway notice.

Posted by: Czar Peter at September 30, 2013 10:56 AM (hMQKI)

74 Non-Essential government employees will appreciate this information come tomorrow.

Posted by: Sponge at September 30, 2013 10:56 AM (xmcEQ)

75


>>>Who can sleep with all those stranges all arround??

 

Also: Gamer Conventions. Do not let them touch your food, either.

Posted by: Bigby's Itchy Fingers at September 30, 2013 10:56 AM (3ZtZW)

76

Now, I do this thing that I'd call forced dreaming where I am asleep enough to dream but conscious enough to know that I'm dreaming (without the aid of drugs or alcohol). Can anyone else do this?

 

I believe that's what's known as lucid dreaming.   It's a skill I've never mastered, although I wish I could.  The past month or so I've been having the WEIRDEST damn    dreams.   I'd like to be able to look my dream!self in the face and say,  "WTF?  A schoolbus and blue fish?  WTF    are you going on about?"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit Chelsea [/i][/s][/u][/b] at September 30, 2013 10:56 AM (4df7R)

77 Judging by the looks I get upon waking I suspect that I pass gas when napping on a plane. The farting gets their attention. The lewd pantomimes are what really initiate the looks.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 30, 2013 10:57 AM (yETln)

78 I can nap but not when there's 40,000 ft between my ass and the ground.

Brain will not allow it.

Posted by: eleven at September 30, 2013 03:43 PM (KXm42)

 

 

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That's me.   I can doze, but  like a cat, I'll wake up instantly if the noise changes abruptly.

 

There was one time on a long airline trip where I did finally fall asleep only to be woken up fifteen minutes later with the captain  blaring through  the intercom (and I do mean blaring) about us passing the least known island of the Aleutian chain.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2013 10:57 AM (gURHd)

79 74 Non-Essential government employees will appreciate this information come tomorrow.

Posted by: © Sponge at September 30, 2013 03:56 PM (xmcEQ)

NEGE = the WH staff?

Posted by: knowledge is power at September 30, 2013 10:57 AM (Nx76m)

80 62 Don't know if anybody has mentioned it yet, but the Senate just passed H.R. 3210, the bill that keeps the military paid in the event of a shutdown. Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 30, 2013 03:49 PM (UyYoT) Oh, wow! That is big. Now that they've agreed so some separate legislation, why not pass more? House could send yet another bill with funding for the things the public deems essential... leaving only the "meh" parts of the Govt. left unfunded. ----- This x 100

Posted by: Czar Peter at September 30, 2013 10:57 AM (hMQKI)

81

I could nap standing up when the military.

 

My uncle said he could nap macrhing in Korea, not sure how that works

Posted by: Sid at September 30, 2013 10:57 AM (W6iIX)

82 Artillery wasn't much better. We only moved at night, and then moved again, and again, and again, until it was light, then we flopped out on any available surface.

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 30, 2013 10:57 AM (ZshNr)

83 Think of something REALLY pleasant---like a little time with at least two very hot babes.

Posted by: rld777 at September 30, 2013 10:57 AM (gObCt)

84 Anna P- Left a response for you in the previous thread.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at September 30, 2013 10:57 AM (/PCJa)

85 Also RE: Infantry naps. I was Navy, hence able to nap standing up.

Posted by: Bigby's Itchy Fingers at September 30, 2013 10:58 AM (3ZtZW)

86 Oh.. "how to nap".. I forgot my tricks.

This one will sound weird..  If there is a TV or radio on, try to repeat the words of whoever is talking - immediately.. like you were playing that game where you say everything the other guy is saying.  Works like a charm.. Your brain is concentrating on that and filters everything else out and just shuts down..

Never, ever try problem solving when trying to take a nap.. I'm a programmer.. and if I start thinking about a problem I'm working on, it's all over.

Last.. take a walk in nature inside your head..  through a field of flowers.. pine tree forest.. etc..  Try to take in as much detail as you can..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 30, 2013 10:58 AM (f9c2L)

87 NDH: Would that be the railroad that has Chessie the Cat as a part of its heritage?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 30, 2013 10:58 AM (l3vZN)

88 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit Chelsea at September 30, 2013 03:45 PM (4df7R)

I'm hearing impaired, so I use a light timer to make my 4am wakeup for work.

Posted by: [/i][/b]KG at September 30, 2013 10:58 AM (p7BzH)

89 I can bust out a nap anywhere. Best ever was a few months back, I was really beat and went with my friend to a metal concert. I dozed off standing in the crowd while one of the opening acts was wailing away. My buddy shakes me and is all like, "Dude, were you sleeping?!?" And I'm all, "Uh, yeah. I was, asshole."

Posted by: mugiwara at September 30, 2013 10:58 AM (W7ffl)

90 By the way, If I had a superpower, any power at all, it'd be the power to sleep.  Anytime, anywhere.  Instantly with every minute being the best quality.

I sincerely believe my insomnia and lack of a disciplined sleep schedule has greatley held me back in life.

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 30, 2013 10:59 AM (UypUQ)

91 about us passing the least known island of the Aleutian chain.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2013 03:57 PM (gURHd)

 

 

there are unknown islands in the Aleutians?

Posted by: Sid at September 30, 2013 10:59 AM (W6iIX)

92 This guy has an interesting program on sleep/napping:


There's some other, related posts on his site.

I've tried it a little, the ramp-up part of the program requires a lot of self-discipline, which I lack.

Posted by: Links at September 30, 2013 10:59 AM (RgIRJ)

93 My uncle said he could nap macrhing in Korea, not sure how that works My dad said he could do that in parade.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at September 30, 2013 10:59 AM (/PCJa)

94 NEGE = the WH staff? Posted by: knowledge is power at September 30, 2013 03:57 PM (Nx76m) They've already mastered the "nap" and have received much of your tax dollars in learning how.

Posted by: Sponge at September 30, 2013 10:59 AM (xmcEQ)

95 I do it all the time, L'elle. Have multiple recurring story lines to tap into. Some from when I was a kid.

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 30, 2013 10:59 AM (ZshNr)

96 Sure, everybody's extolling the virtues of napping, but when I do it all I get is 'hey wake up' or 'sir, you'll have to leave the store now'

Posted by: Jones in CO at September 30, 2013 11:00 AM (8sCoq)

97 If we are going to move on to dream discussion, I have to say that I wonder who writes my dreams.  Some of them are amazing.  Intricate plots, marvelous cinematography, dialog and ideas that would never appear in my waking mind.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at September 30, 2013 11:00 AM (evdj2)

98 Eh, link function doesn't work for me.

Guy's name is Steve Pavlina. Article is "How to become an early riser."


Posted by: Links at September 30, 2013 11:00 AM (RgIRJ)

99 I would like to take a nap nestled in the milky-soft, bosoms of Kate Upton.


Posted by: dananjcon at September 30, 2013 11:00 AM (wmU4G)

100 Twenty  minutes  is  not  a  nap   nap.   Ted  Danson  says  our  relationship  was  like  a  long,  boring  nap.  Cracker.

Posted by: Whoopi Goldberg at September 30, 2013 11:00 AM (/1ATA)

101 Graham on the floor decried Obamacare for destroying the 40-hr work week. Then moves on to speak to how the Senate did "something" by way of the Military Pay funding today. Now saying that the Dems pushed the ACA and it isn't "just" helping Dems and hurting Reps. it's hurting the country. Kudos. You asshole.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at September 30, 2013 11:00 AM (DmNpO)

102 Nappers piss me off. I especially hate those guys that can sleep in a truck, APC, or any military transport; I'v seen guys tie there chinstrap to some webbing, or jam their heads somewhere to keep 'em from flopping around. And, they sleep like the little evil babies they are. Bastards.

Posted by: Beefy at September 30, 2013 11:00 AM (yn6XZ)

103 NDH: Would that be the railroad that has Chessie the Cat as a part of its heritage? *** It would.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at September 30, 2013 11:01 AM (DmNpO)

104 My wife has some kind of anti-napping attitude.  It enrages her when I nap.  I could nod off for 17 minutes exactly, and she acts like I slept 27 straight hours. 

I think it has something to do with her parents' Yankee Puritanical Work Ethic upbringing.  Napping = sin, or at least the secular version of sin. 

Posted by: Phinn at September 30, 2013 11:01 AM (oFH2D)

105 A friend in the military that hop's from one danger spot to another taught me the art of a five minute nap, while being fully cognizant of your surroundings. It's almost part meditation and a little zen, but if done the right way effective. You are scary aware of your surroundings and fully refreshed upon awakening.

Posted by: Marcus at September 30, 2013 11:01 AM (GGCsk)

106 I am a competition napper.  In fact I know 27 words for nap.  My naps can range from a slip nap, where I just quietly slip into and out of a nap, up to an autopsy-nap where, when they are doing an autopsy on me, they discover I am really just napping.

In competition napping, duration, depth and situation are scored with extra points for drooling.  If the drool actually makes it from the corner of your mouth to your ear you can even earn bonus points on top of the extra points.

A close examination of the actual colloquial Aramaic used in the bible and as understood by the ancient tribes who spoke it, the actual quote is, "On the seventh day He created napping".

In my next life I will return as a spoiled and pampered cat.

Posted by: Anchovy at September 30, 2013 11:01 AM (BCz1s)

107

Napping? Never heard... zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by: Charles Gibson at September 30, 2013 11:01 AM (Ks4nX)

108 I took a nap in every single class in law school at least once.

I've used a block of wood and rocks for pillows.

As a kid in church, I perfected a "move a bit every five minutes or so" procedure so as not to get caught sleeping too blatantly.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 30, 2013 11:01 AM (VjL9S)

109 Heard from a dem that the government is funding some study where they are paying you to sleep for x amount of days.  Hipsters in Brooklyn were all excited about participating.

Posted by: knowledge is power at September 30, 2013 11:02 AM (Nx76m)

110 The best time to nap is when both my toddlers are napping at the same time.  Doesn't happen often, but when it does it's lovely.

Posted by: not the mama at September 30, 2013 11:02 AM (5dxeo)

111 I try to fall asleep every night with my hand on my wife's boob.

Posted by: Sponge at September 30, 2013 11:02 AM (xmcEQ)

112 In my next life I will return as a spoiled and pampered cat. Fixed to remove redundancy.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at September 30, 2013 11:03 AM (/PCJa)

113 poor Purp has an alqueda going dark post up.
one minute before this one.

I guess people wanted to nap instead?

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2013 11:03 AM (nqBYe)

114 Speaking of:

‏@bennyjohnson

D.C. Staffers Turn To Craigslist To Score Their Government Shutdown Booty Calls http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/dc-staffers-turn-to-craigslist-to-score-their-government-shu …

* * *

So the demons of DC end up fucking one another when they can't fuck the public. I'm not seeing the problem here.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at September 30, 2013 11:03 AM (ligos)

115 As a kid in church, I perfected a "move a bit every five minutes or so" procedure so as not to get caught sleeping too blatantly. I sleep twitch. I could never get away with that.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 30, 2013 11:03 AM (yETln)

116 King has got to go. Mike O'Brien ‏@mpoindc 11m RT @LukeRussert: King (R-NY) tells me he will vote NO 2nite on #GOP plan, says there are 20 GOP NOs but "all prob won't follow through."

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at September 30, 2013 11:04 AM (DmNpO)

117 A good way to fall asleep? *cough* Ace movie review *cough*. Sorry Ace, I'll show myself out.

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 30, 2013 11:04 AM (LSJmV)

118 poor Purp has an alqueda going dark post up. one minute before this one. I completely didn't see that, and I've even been back down into Ace's previous post. Purp, have you been playing with Ace's time machine that he totally doesn't have again?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at September 30, 2013 11:04 AM (/PCJa)

119 104 My wife has some kind of anti-napping attitude. It enrages her when I nap. I could nod off for 17 minutes exactly, and she acts like I slept 27 straight hours. I think it has something to do with her parents' Yankee Puritanical Work Ethic upbringing. Napping = sin, or at least the secular version of sin. Posted by: Phinn at September 30, 2013 04:01 PM (oFH2D) She's jealous... next question.

Posted by: cajun caret, relationship expert on this question only. at September 30, 2013 11:04 AM (UZQM8)

120 One of the most useful skills I was taught in the infantry was "sleep anywhere" power....

Posted by: The Phantom Menace at September 30, 2013 11:04 AM (9jfyN)

121 Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 30, 2013 03:49 PM (UyYoT)

Good. President signs that, I could give two shits what else they do.

Posted by: Buck Farack at September 30, 2013 11:04 AM (ylG8S)

122

Posted by: Bigby's Itchy Fingers at September 30, 2013 03:56 PM (3ZtZW)

 

9 times out of 10, sleeping at a gaming convention is more likely to get you trampled than anything else.  They're usually barely fire code compliant.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (tablet) at September 30, 2013 11:04 AM (a8eFL)

123 Oh, wow! That is big. Now that they've agreed so some separate legislation, why not pass more? House could send yet another bill with funding for the things the public deems essential... leaving only the "meh" parts of the Govt. left unfunded.

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 30, 2013 03:53 PM (UypUQ)

 

 

------------------------------------------------

 

 

With this news, I'm getting the feeling that this is being scripted by both sides a year before election.  The dems know that the American public doesn't want Ocare.   Slice up the CR.  Just don't include Ocare funding in any of them.  Avoid shutdown.  Avoid Ocare. 

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2013 11:04 AM (gURHd)

124 I have told my boss I need a couch in my office for long-term strategic planning.

Posted by: WalrusRex at September 30, 2013 11:05 AM (2vJ+h)

125 I believe that's what's known as lucid dreaming. It's a skill I've never mastered, although I wish I could. The past month or so I've been having the WEIRDEST damn dreams. I'd like to be able to look my dream!self in the face and say, "WTF? A schoolbus and blue fish? WTF are you going on about?"
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit Chelsea at September 30, 2013 03:56 PM (4df7R)

Oh, wow, it has a name?  Lucid dreaming, huh?  MWR, it's so damn cool!  And, like your dreams at night, my lucid dreams (using the new term now) are so intricate and interesting though some have bordered on David Lynch movie material.   

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2013 11:05 AM (0PiQ4)

126 111 I try to fall asleep every night with my hand on my wife's boob. Posted by: © Sponge at September 30, 2013 04:02 PM (xmcEQ) I used to do that. No longer allowed to do that. The wife says I became an "aggressive sleep groper." "They're fucking attached you know."

Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 30, 2013 11:05 AM (UyYoT)

127 109 Heard from a dem that the government is funding some study where they are paying you to sleep for x amount of days. Hipsters in Brooklyn were all excited about participating. Posted by: knowledge is power at September 30, 2013 04:02 PM (Nx76m) Are you sure it was sleep? I mean, that is an option. But the latest one I heard of was just staying in bed for a month or so.

Posted by: RWC - Bring on O-Care at September 30, 2013 11:05 AM (fWAjv)

128

>>>If we are going to move on to dream discussion

 

Mine all take place in the same extended locale, as if they build upon one another. I "know" I can visit previous dreams by going down the block, driving across town, whatever. They've built upon themselves from early childhood. There are schools, workplaces, friends I only see there, people I run across from years back, etc etc. The Bad Side of Town has all the nightmares and it has easy access to the countryside....

Posted by: Bigby's Itchy Fingers at September 30, 2013 11:05 AM (3ZtZW)

129 I try to fall asleep every night with my hand on my wife's boob. Posted by: © Sponge +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Is there any other way?

Posted by: Countrysquire at September 30, 2013 11:05 AM (LSJmV)

130 I love that natural high you get after a 45 min to 1.5 hour evening nap.  You get up from being out around 8:30-9pm and you are a little drowsy but everything seems peachy.

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 30, 2013 11:05 AM (UypUQ)

131 > I would like to take a nap nestled in the milky-soft, bosoms of Kate Upton.



I know, it's awesome. man she smells good

Posted by: Jones in CO at September 30, 2013 11:05 AM (8sCoq)

132 My ability to nap anywhere, anytime has helped me survive many a shopping trip with the wife.

There I am, in the middle of the mall, out like a baby.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 30, 2013 11:06 AM (VjL9S)

133 I think it has something to do with her parents' Yankee Puritanical Work Ethic upbringing. Napping = sin, or at least the secular version of sin.
Posted by: Phinn
.............
It's called "sloth".

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 30, 2013 11:06 AM (f9c2L)

134 NASA is looking for a few brave souls to stay in bed — all day, every day — in exchange for a nice paycheck. Researchers at the aeronautics agency are planning to conduct a study which will put participants on bed rest for 70 days. Volunteers will be required to lie down on a tilted mattress the entire time — and even use a modified shower and bathroom so they won't need to stand.

Posted by: RWC - Bring on O-Care at September 30, 2013 11:07 AM (fWAjv)

135 How to nap. Put on a football game. Drink a beer lay down on the couch. Great way to nap.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 30, 2013 11:07 AM (dveAh)

136 I can "nap" only when I am absolutely dead dog tired.

Some people I know can easily drop off for twenty minutes or so in the middle of the day as a top-up, even when only lightly fatigued, or not at all.

Damnit.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 30, 2013 11:07 AM (gqT4g)

137 124 I have told my boss I need a couch in my office for long-term strategic planning.

Posted by: WalrusRex at September 30, 2013 04:05 PM (2vJ+h)

Yeah, we know you need the couch for a nap.  aha, a nap.  gotcha. Not for getting to know the receptionist better?

Posted by: knowledge is power at September 30, 2013 11:07 AM (Nx76m)

138 I used to do that. No longer allowed to do that. The wife says I became an "aggressive sleep groper." "They're fucking attached you know." Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 30, 2013 04:05 PM (UyYoT) I'm told I do that if I drink too much Crown. Says I have a craving for "the wrong hole" for some reason.

Posted by: Sponge at September 30, 2013 11:07 AM (xmcEQ)

139 to most people, who have zero opportunity to nap. ...the drive home from work, zoned out

Posted by: panzernashorn at September 30, 2013 11:07 AM (MhA4j)

140 Grip Van Wankel

Posted by: adams circadian porn at September 30, 2013 11:08 AM (gQKHE)

141 Think I'll go take a nap now.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 30, 2013 11:09 AM (VjL9S)

142

The key is to nap in the straightaways.

 

Posted by: garrett at September 30, 2013 11:09 AM (6kO/J)

143
I could nap standing up when the military.

My uncle said he could nap macrhing in Korea, not sure how that works

Posted by: Sid at September 30, 2013 03:57 PM (W6iIX)








Napping while marching is easier than it sounds when you've been awake for 50+ hours.

Plus, it gives you opportunities to screw with your fellow soldiers. We used to use those tiny little chemlights tucked into the back of our helmets on really dark nights with a new moon. Literally the ONLY thing you can see is the chemlight, so we'd do things like take our helmets off and "walk" 'em off to one side or the other, or "down" like we just went into a hole. The worst is if you find a tree......then you put your hand over the chemlight right in front of the trunk.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 30, 2013 11:09 AM (TIIx5)

144 Reading all of this is starting to make me feel groggy....

Posted by: drowningpuppies at September 30, 2013 11:09 AM (012vu)

145 134 NASA is looking for a few brave souls to stay in bed — all day, every day — in exchange for a nice paycheck.

Researchers at the aeronautics agency are planning to conduct a study which will put participants on bed rest for 70 days. Volunteers will be required to lie down on a tilted mattress the entire time — and even use a modified shower and bathroom so they won't need to stand.


Posted by: RWC - Bring on O-Care at September 30, 2013 04:07 PM (fWAjv)

Yep this is probably what they were all excited about.  Apparently you apply and are interviewed and the pay is really good.   Beats selling stuff on etsy and living in a small apartment with twenty other folks.

Posted by: knowledge is power at September 30, 2013 11:10 AM (Nx76m)

146 Serious, youy guys. I just went to sleep for 30 minutes at lunch in my office. woke up and went here to find this post. I can go to sleep in like 2 minutes.

Posted by: The Jackhole at September 30, 2013 11:10 AM (nTgAI)

147 Personally, I cannot nap (even when I'm tired), but I'm interested in learning how. It's an interesting skill. People who nap don't realize it's a useful skill until they meet people like me who can't nap, and who have to remain awake for almost the entire duration of a six hour plane ride. I can't nap at all. Not a second. Both my parents can nap. My dad can say "I'm taking a 15 minute nap" and he will be out like a light and then wake up exactly 15 minutes later. It's infuriating. For all the mocking BC does that I can't stay up past 10, that's not the issue. The issue is that I've discovered I have to unplug at least an hour, if not two, before I try to sleep or I won't fall asleep for hours. That means starting the going to bed process at 10 in order to have a shot to be asleep at midnightish instead of at midnight and then I'm up until 2. IIRC, there's research that backlit devices trigger serotonin production and thus your brain is going hey wake up now while you're lying there in bed watching pron reading the Bible on your tablet.

Posted by: alexthechick - Bring the SMOD at September 30, 2013 11:10 AM (VtjlW)

148 I do it all the time, L'elle. Have multiple recurring story lines to tap into. Some from when I was a kid.
Posted by: Lincolntf at September 30, 2013 03:59 PM (ZshNr)

Really?  This is good to know.  I didn't want to ask a real live person bc I thought it sounded a little coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs.

And, same here, I can make myself go back and finish a dream that got interrrupted or one that I really liked.  

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2013 11:10 AM (0PiQ4)

149 Holy cow. I just noticed that Purp has a thread up. This is the worst stompening I've seen here.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at September 30, 2013 11:10 AM (DmNpO)

150
Oh, wow, it has a name? Lucid dreaming, huh? MWR, it's so damn cool! And, like your dreams at night, my lucid dreams (using the new term now) are so intricate and interesting though some have bordered on David Lynch movie material.

Posted by: L, elle


There's a way to learn how to do it supposedly. You need LED glasses set on a timer to your estimated REM state. The lights are supposed to elevate your state just enough to get you to notice you are dreaming.

I have lucid dreaming every few months or so. I end up trying to fly around. That's hard to maintain. My brain keeps reminding me I shouldn't be able to do that. So the compromise is that I can 'skate' around on the ground as if I were wearing heelies.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at September 30, 2013 11:11 AM (ligos)

151 The world depends on the Slumbernauts of the future!

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 30, 2013 11:11 AM (ZshNr)

152 Sleep, sleep, sleep It’s magnificent and nice, With dreams beyond wonder, Sleep! sleep! sleep! Sleep, sleep, sleep Eyes tightly closed, A little smile on you r cheeks, Feeling the ambiance Of the pure and precious sleep, Sleep! sleep! sleep! http://tinyurl.com/byk3qgx

Posted by: RWC - Bring on O-Care at September 30, 2013 11:12 AM (fWAjv)

153

How to nap:

 

Read one of panzerhorns long comments. 

Posted by: polynikes at September 30, 2013 11:13 AM (m2CN7)

154 The issue is that I've discovered I have to unplug at least an hour, if not two, before I try to sleep or I won't fall asleep for hours.

Try this thing on your computer  http://justgetflux.com/

Posted by: toby928© for TB at September 30, 2013 11:13 AM (evdj2)

155 I bet Ace has no REM sleep. He probably sleeps with his eyes open, too.

Posted by: Jesse Pinkman at September 30, 2013 11:13 AM (T0Pku)

156 I have lucid dreaming every few months or so. I end up trying to fly around. That's hard to maintain. My brain keeps reminding me I shouldn't be able to do that. So the compromise is that I can 'skate' around on the ground as if I were wearing heelies.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 30, 2013 04:11 PM (ligos)

I've had a few occasions where I've been able to flyin dreams by slightly, gently flapping my hands.  First I hover and than I can glide around.

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 30, 2013 11:14 AM (UypUQ)

157 Posted by: alexthechick - Bring the SMOD at September 30, 2013 04:10 PM (VtjlW) Fancy excuse making.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 30, 2013 11:14 AM (UyYoT)

158 I bet Ace has no REM sleep. He probably sleeps with his eyes open, too.

CAN'T SLEEP, HOBOS WILL EAT ME

Posted by: toby928© for TB at September 30, 2013 11:14 AM (evdj2)

159

>>>This is the worst stompening I've seen here.

 

thx for pointing it out

Posted by: Bigby's Itchy Fingers at September 30, 2013 11:14 AM (3ZtZW)

160 Am I the only one that realizes that this shaggy dog story is about a middle volume of an encyclopedia?

Posted by: fluffy at September 30, 2013 11:15 AM (z9HTb)

161 Nood up sleepyheads.

Posted by: RWC - Bring on O-Care at September 30, 2013 11:15 AM (fWAjv)

162

Put me in a seminar and I can nap like a cat on valium.

Posted by: polynikes at September 30, 2013 11:15 AM (m2CN7)

163 The thing I hate about naps is that moment of terror when you wake up with the clock showing 9:30, thinking you've overslept and are late for work.

Then you notice a second later that it's dark outside, and realize it's 9:30 pm, not am.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at September 30, 2013 11:15 AM (SY2Kh)

164 My wife flies in her dreams.  My dream power is to breath under water.   So, she's Supergirl and I'm effin Aquaman.

FMD

Posted by: toby928© for TB at September 30, 2013 11:16 AM (evdj2)

165 Need a Nap?
check out that Dinosaur

Trent "We need to show those Tea Party People how things are done around here"  Lott



WTHey, Foxxy News had to scrape the plate for that old Backroom Politician .

Posted by: Man With No Name at September 30, 2013 11:16 AM (3GuQx)

166 Lately I choose between two scenarios, both requiring me to just picture their "starting points" to get the ball rolling. One is the top of the hill where my barracks was located in Germany, that leads to an almost conspiratorial, hilarious, often random world filled with people I knew in my teens and Twenties. The other start point is the beach at the Cape, which leads to all sorts of life-associations. It's a thing. Let's me fall asleep while cats are burrowing into my side and treading on my face.

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 30, 2013 11:16 AM (ZshNr)

167 133 I think it has something to do with her parents' Yankee Puritanical Work Ethic upbringing. Napping = sin, or at least the secular version of sin.

Posted by: Phinn
.............
It's called "sloth".

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 30, 2013 04:06 PM (f9c2L)



Yes, that's the attitude, in a nutshell. 


I say loosen up, Tight-Ass Van Winkle.  A little shut-eye on a Saturday afternoon is one of my rights as an American.


Posted by: Phinn at September 30, 2013 11:16 AM (oFH2D)

168 Reminds me of a photo in the National Lampoon magazine about 30 years ago of some fat guy wearing a tee shirt that had "I dump in my sleep" on the front.  Chick magnet,  I'm sure.

Posted by: Dang at September 30, 2013 11:17 AM (Hx2XA)

169 76 Now, I do this thing that I'd call forced dreaming where I am asleep enough to dream but conscious enough to know that I'm dreaming (without the aid of drugs or alcohol). Can anyone else do this? I believe that's what's known as lucid dreaming. It's a skill I've never mastered, although I wish I could. The past month or so I've been having the WEIRDEST damn dreams. I'd like to be able to look my dream!self in the face and say, "WTF? A schoolbus and blue fish? WTF are you going on about?" *** I try to lucid dream and sometimes accomplish it. There are books on how to do it. CAUTION: There are some who take this way too seriously and think they are astray projecting or something. I have tried to implant better habits but I've had absoluty no success. It is hard to walk the tightrope of being unconscious enough to dream but conscious enough to direct the dream.

Posted by: WalrusRex at September 30, 2013 11:17 AM (2vJ+h)

170 Champion nappers  are the Spanairds.  

Posted by: polynikes at September 30, 2013 11:17 AM (m2CN7)

171 I try to nap, but the screaming passengers always wake me up.

Posted by: That Bus Driver In The Joke at September 30, 2013 11:18 AM (yh0zB)

172 I've had a few occasions where I've been able to flyin dreams by slightly, gently flapping my hands. First I hover and than I can glide around.

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 30, 2013 04:14 PM (UypUQ)

 

Bahahaaahhaha... I have this same one, except I have to flap really hard to get away

Posted by: The Chicken at September 30, 2013 11:19 AM (nTgAI)

173 I think I saw a pamphlet on this authored by McCain.

Posted by: Bufalobob at September 30, 2013 11:19 AM (r8ENS)

174 I've had a few occasions where I've been able to flyin dreams by slightly, gently flapping my hands. First I hover and than I can glide around.
Posted by: Serious Cat
.........
Only rarely do I get to fly in my dreams.  But it almost always is jerky an not very well controlled.  But it's still fun!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 30, 2013 11:19 AM (f9c2L)

175 There's a way to learn how to do it supposedly. You need LED glasses set on a timer to your estimated REM state. The lights are supposed to elevate your state just enough to get you to notice you are dreaming.

I have lucid dreaming every few months or so. I end up trying to fly around. That's hard to maintain. My brain keeps reminding me I shouldn't be able to do that. So the compromise is that I can 'skate' around on the ground as if I were wearing heelies.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 30, 2013 04:11 PM (ligos)

I can only do it during the daytime mostly just to decompress not because I'm tired and sleepy.  A few times though I could barely force myself out of the dream which was a little unsettling. Those were the David Lynch dreams. 

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2013 11:20 AM (0PiQ4)

176

Went for  three and a half days without sleep while in the military once.  It was hell.  It takes all your strength just to hold back emotions.  Hallucinations are commonplace and one can't trust what  you're really  seeing.  The speaking and/or understanding  of  instructions takes  exponentially  more focus than normal, and even then  one wonders if they really heard them at all.

 

I don't want to ever experience that again.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2013 11:21 AM (gURHd)

177 My father died while napping at work.

And the bastards at the bus company he drove for didn't even send flowers to his funeral like they did for his passengers'.

Posted by: wiserbud at September 30, 2013 11:21 AM (NXg/k)

178 My father died while napping at work.

And the bastards at the bus company he drove for didn't even send flowers to his funeral like they did for his passengers'.

Posted by: wiserbud at September 30, 2013 04:21 PM (NXg/k)



Son?

Posted by: That Bus Driver In The Joke at September 30, 2013 11:22 AM (yh0zB)

179 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at September 30, 2013 04:01 PM (DmNpO)

We used to see some of their TOFCs with the original logos, but they disappeared a long time ago.

Now it's just boring CSXZs.

One of that sad things about consolidation of American railroads is the loss of those cool regional names.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 30, 2013 11:24 AM (/kU/5)

180 Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2013 04:21 PM (gURHd)

I think it was Menachem Begin who said that the worst torture is sleep deprivation.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 30, 2013 11:25 AM (/kU/5)

181 brb, gotta take a nap.

Posted by: Fritz at September 30, 2013 11:27 AM (x2W/k)

182 I can power nap at my desk for 12-25 minutes.  Just put my head down.  I actually generally go into REM sleep and dream pretty quickly and after a short groggy period upon waking, I'm good to go.  Don't even need an alarm clock.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2013 11:27 AM (DvFqk)

183 Chubs McCain says she had to seek therapy after Glen Beck fake vomited on air over a photo of her:

 Therapy being a gallon of cherry ice cream and a whole cheesecake.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Outrage Outlet - Get Your supplies for Opening Day of RINO Season here! at September 30, 2013 11:27 AM (hLRSq)

184 Sometimes Drudge has the kewlist links
"Police Looking for Two People Who Parachuted into Lower Manhattan"
http://tinyurl.com/ls5vkfx

Posted by: knowledge is power at September 30, 2013 11:32 AM (Nx76m)

185

I used to be able to nap for 5 minutes and be fine.  20 minutes was a very long nap.  We called them catnaps -- fall asleep and wake up by any sound, any time.

One day I stopped being able to do that.  Can't nap anymore, because 2 hours isn't a nap, it's a short sleep.  I miss it, though.  It was a great refresher.  I wonder if it's tied to age?

Posted by: Biblio at September 30, 2013 11:36 AM (7o8VY)

186 I can sleep anywhere. Plane flights, car trips, even dentist chairs. I suspect it's a form of self-hypnosis. I've slept sitting on a toolbox behind a crane operator, with my head leaning against the engine compartment.

I suspect people who can't nap get the same amount of sympathy from those who can as the sailors who get seasick get from those who don't.

Posted by: jwpaine @PirateBallerina at September 30, 2013 11:41 AM (/lWM8)

187 I kind of feel sorry for those who don't know the joys of napping -- how refreshed and alert a 10 minute cat nap can make you feel; how a nap can make air travel go by in a blink of an eye, etc. I was raised by a European mother who never adapted her daily "siesta" time to the American "no sleeping in the middle of the day" lifestyle. I continue the daily siesta lifestyle taking 20 minute naps Monday through Friday and 90 minutes ones on weekends. As a result I can sleep anytime, anywhere, for any length of time and awake invigorated. I'm like a champion napper -- if it was an Olympic sport, I'd be a gold medalist.

Posted by: Dancing Queen at September 30, 2013 11:41 AM (FDGeg)

188 Haven't read all the comments, but did a search on Salvidor Dali, and nothing came up, so... Dali claimed that he would decide to take a nap, but hold a spoon in his hand. All it took was the time for the spoon to slip from his fingers and noisily hit the floor, and he was refreshed. He was a goofball, but I still liked him. Some pretty amazing art.

Posted by: Schrdinger's cat [/i] at September 30, 2013 11:49 AM (U2UQk)

189 We would sleep better if we weren't drowning in light, but hey.

Posted by: CAC at September 30, 2013 11:52 AM (KZTw3)

190 How to nap: try reading the Boston Globe.

Posted by: Chas C-Q at September 30, 2013 11:53 AM (6U+/4)

191 I nap every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, and when I take a day off from work -- usually 90 min. to 2 hours.  Maybe I'll try that coffee beforehand thing and making the naps a bit shorter, because I do tend to get up feeling a little groggy.

As for dreaming, I know I dream in color.  And when I tried melatonin as a sleep aid, I had the oddest dreams, like something in a Ken Russell movie or Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" (though unfortunately there were no visions of Nicole Kidman naked).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 30, 2013 12:06 PM (BDU/a)

192

Lathe of Heaven..."effective dreaming".

Posted by: George Orr at September 30, 2013 12:13 PM (cxVzi)

193 How to Nap: Listen to CSPAN, listen to any speech by BuhRock O-bah-muhh

Posted by: Narco Lepsy at September 30, 2013 12:37 PM (nbGZj)

194 I'm not able to nap, either. And on the rare occasions I do - generally when I'm under the weather - I wake up feeling queasy and discombobulated. But I agree it would be a great skill to be able to nap. Thanks for the link.

Posted by: Y-not at September 30, 2013 12:51 PM (5H6zj)

195 The legendary Broadway producer, director and playwright, George Abbott had a couch in his office where he would catnap whenever he felt tired, often as briefly as 20 minutes. He worked every day until his death at age 107.

":Mrs. Abbott said that a week and a half before his death he was dictating revisions to the second act of Pajama Game with a revival in mind, in addition to working on a revival of Damn Yankees."

Must be something to this napping business.

Posted by: soggybottom at September 30, 2013 01:02 PM (509/t)

196 I used to be like Ace and couldn't nap if my life depended on it. I also quit smoking analogues ~2 years ago and took up e-cigs instead which was causing some serious angst occasionally. (See: Regularly) I decided it was time to see if I could master my own mind for a change and started working on it in earnest. I also started forcing my mind to go to it's "zen place" a lot when my nerves would get fried, instead of blowing a gasket. (See: Always) I found I would drift off to sleep sometimes so I decided to lay on the sofa in my office during these times and before long I was nappin my nappy head off. I now snooze at least 20 minutes each day and my nerves have improved to the point where my wife can tolerate me for more than 5 minutes again. Not sure if that is a desired affect but hey, whatever floats yer boat, eh. Oh, and it helps that I am the boss which makes such breaks even possible during the day, unless I am riding myself like a cheap rented mule, which is growing increasingly rare now. Do what you have to to make it happen Ace. It will add many years to your life. (Assuming that would be a net positive for you...)

Posted by: TrueNorthist at September 30, 2013 01:48 PM (3Aixx)

197 "Personally, I cannot nap." Duh... Just learn to be on the lookout for that few minutes (or hours) when you feel slightly stupid and unproductive and you kinda make bad decisions about little things and you aren't particularly optimistic and you yawn once in a while. Identify it and know that it is that time that you should just turn off the phone, cut your losses and head for the bed. Set an alarm for 75 minutes from now and let all the rest of the world melt away. You'll awaken refreshed and ready to take it to the bastards.

Posted by: Brian McKim at September 30, 2013 04:28 PM (sbu/r)

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