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Old 12-01-2009, 03:44 AM
 
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you can help avoid feeling rough after an afternoon nap, by simply avoiding afternoon naps.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:54 AM
 
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you can help avoid feeling rough after an afternoon nap, by simply avoiding afternoon naps.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:27 AM
 
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I feel groggy sometimes if I nap in the afternoon, but it sounds like what you experience is a little different. Might want to avoid those naps then!
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:37 AM
 
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The only feelng I get when I wake up from a nap is the feeling of hornyness.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:50 AM
 
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How long are these naps? I know that if you nap too long, your body falls into a deeper sleep, expecting to rest for several hours. When you wake up, you can be confused and disoriented. Are these 20- to 30-minute catnaps, or are you napping for more than an hour?
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:08 AM
 
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Yeah - I get a little funny after napping for a few hours. Disoriented, drowsy, irritable, and confused. Sometimes this physical sensation can cause some anxiety. I've had rare occasions where I felt angry, or depressed, or sad, or just generally emotional after taking a very long nap during the day. I just chalk it up to my body not knowing what the hell is going on.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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How long are these naps? I know that if you nap too long, your body falls into a deeper sleep, expecting to rest for several hours. When you wake up, you can be confused and disoriented. Are these 20- to 30-minute catnaps, or are you napping for more than an hour?
It's definitely for more than an hour, although I don't intend for them to be. I'm just so tired that I unconsciously turn off the alarms on my cell phone that are supposed to limit my nap to 30 minutes.

The only time I take naps is when I am very tired and haven't had much sleep. Or the afternoon after I've pulled an all-nighter for school. I know, bad bad bad.

I'm so glad I'm not the only one like this though! I was beginning to think I was a little strange lol.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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Occasionally, I'll take a nap in the afternoon. However, whenever I wake up in the evening, I find myself in this strange, urgent mood.

It's a mixture of depressed, disorientated, calm panic/anxiety, and a general sense of being lost and confused with my lost. I also feel like I missed out on something or I'm wasting my life away because I took a nap. A sense of urgency also encompasses me, although I'm not quite sure for what.

Am I the only one like this? I try to avoid naps because of the aftereffects. The feelings and moods that happen afterwards are very out of character for me, and usually go away the next day after a night's sleep.

No, I'm not depressed, suicidal, or experiencing any trauma, and no, I haven't dealt with any of that in the past.
That's good to know. Actually, I'm a cat-napper. I don't sleep well so occasionally I do take a nap but when I do, I almost always wake up with my heart beating too hard or fast. That's strange. I don't wake up like that in the morning so I don't know why only naps produce that. It's strange. My sister can't take naps for similar reasons to yours.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:10 PM
 
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Glad I'm not the only one who has that f***ed up feeling when I'm coming out of a nap. I thought it was just me. I also tend to avoid daytime or early evening naps unless I'm totally wiped. I envy those folks who can take a quick nap and come out of it feeling refreshed.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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That's good to know. Actually, I'm a cat-napper. I don't sleep well so occasionally I do take a nap but when I do, I almost always wake up with my heart beating too hard or fast. That's strange. I don't wake up like that in the morning so I don't know why only naps produce that. It's strange. My sister can't take naps for similar reasons to yours.
Exactly! Our bodies are interesting, that's for sure.
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