I am not a good napper. To be honest, I'm not the best sleeper either. I'll have nights where I lie awake until 3 a.m. with no signs of rest in sight. I'm not very accomplished at "having a lie in" either. (In England that means sleeping in.) I'm not sure whether this comes from years of ski racing where I had to get up early or remnants of waking up for high school or just my internal clock, but I tend to get up at a semi-early hour and once I'm up, I'm up. I'd even consider myself a morning person. I'm usually cheery and smiley at work even for the my first guest.
This week, however, I've been taking many "accidental naps." In other words, I sit down in bed to do something: write an email, catch up on a tv show, read a book, etc. and I find myself waking up 30 minutes to an hour later never realizing I've fallen asleep. I can't figure out what's going on! Yesterday I woke up at 8:30 a.m. (no alarm or anything, just woke up), went to the gym, came home and showered, and then napped until around 12:30 p.m. My roommate found me sleeping and wondered if I had gotten out of bed at all! Today I sat down to read a book and woke up to a text message sound 30 minutes later. I don't know whether I'm just not getting enough sleep or whether my increase in a work out schedule or my work week is getting to me, but I'm napping a lot! Or maybe as I age my body is just asking for more rest. I'm a go-go-go kind of a girl and maybe I'm being told that I need to relax and rest every once and awhile. Who knows. All I know is, I'm beginning to understand why you regular nappers (Robin and Dani - I'm looking at you two) do it. It's quite refreshing!