(22) naps

Nov. 22nd, 2011 08:30 pm
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When I said I was too excited to sleep last night, I was only sort of exaggerating for effect; the truth is that last night was just one of those (rare, which by the way, thank you for that, universe) sleepless nights. I fell asleep on schedule, but by two a.m., I was wide awake again, and didn't get back to sleep for two and a half hours.

Luckily, I'm one of those highly effective nappers; it doesn't happen all that often any more, because there seems to be something to do such a lot of the time -- and when there's not, there's porn -- but when it does happen, I take a nap and feel approximately one million times better on the other end of it.

Here's my preferred method: I curl up on a cushioned, at-least-semi-horizontal surface with a book and a cover of some sort. Read until I feel myself drifting, and let myself drift. And in about 45 minutes to an hour, I drift back into my head again. It's not really waking, not like waking in the morning; it's much gentler and more organic than that, and by the time I'm fully aware of my surroundings -- this process can take as long as the nap itself, but it doesn't do to rush it -- I'm ready to proceed with my day as usual, only in an infinitely better frame of mind.

I took a nap this afternoon when I got home from work, and I feel pretty fucking good about it.
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