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Old 08-01-02, 09:44 AM   #1
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Well I won;t do THAT again (power nap)

Some time ago I had asked for advice on an energy booster for riding (07-23-02) and I got some usefull advice.

But what I tried last night, to boost my energy I won't do again.

I hear of people taking these "Power Naps" and thought maybe I'd try one of those. Never ever having taken a nap in my adult life, I came home from work, tired as usual, lay down on the bed for about 30 minutes, almost fell asleep, dozed really.

When I got up my head felt like it was stuffed with cotton, and my vision was like looking through a water glass, and I felt as if the brain was 3 seconds behind my body. Then I went for a ride 30 minutes later and I was constantly looking at my legs wondering why the damn things just didn't want to move.

I spent 1.5 hours on the bike did a tad over 40 km, but i was sooooo slow. Felt better towards the end of the ride, but I ain't doin' THAT nap crap again.

I really don;t see how people can take a nap and feel refreshed, all I wanted to do was crawl back into bed. I have come to the conclusion that if I sit or lie down, that's it, I aint moving again....so I keep moving.

Does anyone do these power nap things?

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Old 08-01-02, 10:15 AM   #2
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Same here ... a nap usually wipes me out. If I go home and sit or nap then I'm all done ... no gym .. no ride. I find it best to get home and get right to the things that need to be done.
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Old 08-01-02, 10:21 AM   #3
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Not only do daytime naps wipe me out, but when it comes time to actually go to bed I end up wide awake for hours. This seems to be true even if I only doze of for a few minutes in the afternoon or early evening.

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Old 08-01-02, 10:23 AM   #4
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I can't nap either. I feel much worse than before I laid down. The only time I have ever fallen asleep was after a really hard and strenuous hike. I stretched out across the bed for just a second, and the next thing I knew, it was 30-45 minutes later. Still felt like a sloth.
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Old 08-01-02, 10:50 AM   #5
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Power nappping doesnt come naturally, you need to train at it. Sometimes I have really extended training sessions. I find wet sunday mornings particularly condusive to power-nap training.

Set yourself a training schedule with a goal of the hours slept every week. You should be able to increase the total over a number of weeks.

You should kit yourself out with proper equipment. Most people use polyester pillows, but retro-grouches like myself prefer down filled versions.
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Old 08-01-02, 10:59 AM   #6
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training to sleep?

Sleeping is not my problem, I wanna boost my energy!!

Ah hell I need drugs......this eating right, sleeping right thing is just a pile of crap.

I NEED DRUGS!!!!
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