Poll: I take a nap...
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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Nearly every day Jul 30, 2011

In Spain, it's called "siesta" and is recommended by doctors to last no longer than 30 mins as a general health measure.

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Allison Wright  Identity Verified
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Nearly every day in summer, never in winter Jul 30, 2011

A siesta is almost unavoidable in Portugal in summer. By taking one, the total number of hours worked per day does not diminish, but productivity certainly improves. Normally three times over the limit recommended by Spanish doctors, apparently.

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David Wright  Identity Verified
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couldn't do without it Jul 30, 2011

blood perssure naturally drops around 14,00-15.00 and a nap (about 1 minue, usually) is the perfect cure

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Never Jul 30, 2011

Unless you could call a couple hours of sleep at night - while working on a large project - a nap. Other than that, there's simply too little time for all the things I still want to do to afford the "luxury" of a nap.

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Elizabeth Joy Pitt de Morales  Identity Verified
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The sandman... Jul 30, 2011

...attacks me everyday right after I finish lunch.

Resistance is futile!

NASA has determined that 26 minutes is the perfect siesta length, and who am I to argue with the experts?

I wake up energized and ready to work; I've found that the half-hour invested in my siesta is more than compensated by increased productivity and decreased stress, not to mention the intangible benefit of feeling fully rested.


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Tina Vonhof  Identity Verified
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Never Jul 30, 2011

I never nap unless I'm sick. But in view of the recommendations above, I might give it a try.

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Teresa Borges
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Not for me, thanks! Jul 30, 2011

Can't take naps, I will wake up with a terrible headache!

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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italy
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Rarely Jul 30, 2011

If I do in winter I wake up with a terrible headache, in summer 25 mins sometimes, when my little boy doesn't sleep at night....but in summer it is not time wasted, actually I come back at my computer and I work very well.

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E. Novesky  Identity Verified
United States
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After-nap headaches Jul 30, 2011

Teresa Borges wrote:

Can't take naps, I will wake up with a terrible headache!


Me too! Especially when it's hot and the nap is too short... better off staying awake and tired, without the pain..


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Michaël Temmerman  Identity Verified
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whenever I feel the need Jul 30, 2011

I take a short nap whenever I get so tired that my work suffers from it. As others have already said: it boosts productivity.

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Evonymus (Ewa Kazmierczak)  Identity Verified
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NASA Jul 30, 2011

Elizabeth Joy Pitt de Morales wrote:

NASA has determined that 26 minutes is the perfect siesta length, and who am I to argue with the experts?

I wake up energized and ready to work; I've found that the half-hour invested in my siesta is more than compensated by increased productivity and decreased stress, not to mention the intangible benefit of feeling fully rested.


Thank you Elizabeth! I needed that scientific support


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JaneTranslates  Identity Verified
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I am amazed at the poll results. Jul 31, 2011

I'm amazed. I expected to see that at least 2/3 of us take naps regularly. I guess mine are too long, according to NASA. I usually work into the wee hours (2-3 am, when it's cool and quiet), sleep as long as the telephone allows, then nap for a couple of hours in the late afternoon. I usually wake up, on my own, at almost exactly the right time to make a total of 8 hours of sleep.

Jane


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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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...at my desk Jul 31, 2011

I just woke up, in fact. Lately I've been falling asleep regularly in front of the computer. Apparently my chair is too comfortable.

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