Growing up, we had room-darkening shades.  You know the kind, that create an illusion that it’s dark outside, even when the sun is blazing bright.  For this very reason, I am unable to fall asleep when there’s any sort of light – no matter what kind it is.  Obviously it negates the ability to take any sort of nap during the day, no matter how tired I might be, or how little sleep I had the night before.

Which of course means I could never be a Vampire.

Or if I were, I’d be a terrible one, because I’d not be able to get much sleep during the light of day, when vampires actually need their sleep, after gallivanting around all night.  Not to mention the sight of blood makes me queasy.  I’d be a failure all around.

Both the hubby and Princess Nagger don’t seem to have this malady – they can fall asleep anywhere, anytime at the drop of a hat.  Wonder if I should be worried about the hubby and Princess Nagger being night owls… or vampires?

Which brings me to this week’s question:

Are you able to take naps?

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  1. I’d be an awful vampire too because the sight of blood makes me pass out! I can take naps during the day though, I just put a pillow over my head to block out light and noise. 🙂 Sometimes I use earplugs and/or one of those eye covers too. I’m a very determined nap taker lol.
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  2. I could never be a vampire also. I’m having difficulty of taking a nap if there’s a little light that I could see. Even if I just slept 1-2 hours prior that day, I still can’t sleep. I officially declare, another terrible VAMPIRE here! 😀

  3. Oh I Love me a nap but I can only do it when there is nothing else going on in the house or I’m suffering a headache. I have to turn my brain off and say “sleep time” or I’m laying there thinking of the things I haven’t done yet. This week I’ve been making a conscience effort to not go back to bed after everyone is out the door for school.
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      1. I’ve had mornings where I should be doing something or going somewhere in a set time and while I’ve gone to nap? I dream about 4 times that either someone comes home? or I’ve woken up and I haven’t woken up. I even get the feeling that my eyes are trying to open, b ut struggling.
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  4. I can take naps, but the TV has to be going and the show has to be a boring behind the scenes from a movie, Mythbusters, or other movie I’ve seen several times. Confuses Nick to no end that I need noise to sleep, but it helps me during the day.
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  5. Don’t vampires sleep in coffins? I’m sure those are pretty dark inside….. I hate taking naps, I feel so sluggish and useless if / when I get up again. Even when I had to work overnights I had a terrible time sleeping during the day.
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    1. You have a point, Christine – I bet it nice and cozy and dark in a coffin! LOL! You know, you may be on to something there – it could be a mental thing, because when I do have the privilege of taking a nap, I feel more tired and sluggish afterwards. Maybe not being able to turn my brain off long enough to sleep during the day is my brain’s way of telling me not to do it! 😉
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  6. Unfortunately, I do nap some days, not because I want to but I just doze off, which is probably due to age. Lately, if I sit in my recliner to put in some reading time during the day, I fall asleep.
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  7. When I was younger like when I was a single mom supporting four children I tried taking the graveyard shift and when I got home I was dead tired, but I had to get the kids up, feed them breakfast, dressed & off to school. I had two babies still at home then & I would sit in the frontroom and dose off on the couch, but they were in their crib so no one could get hurt or into anything. I kept waking myself up and until mom would come over so I could sleep sometimes I tried to sleep, but body said daylight you must be awake. Night would come and I’m dosing all night long. I lasted 3 wks believe it or not, but I was sick as a dog. I noticed since I’ve gotten older if I’m up really late and get up early I fall asleep in front of my computer, but it’s really only a half sleep. Ahhhhh age does wonders for ya don’t it? hahaha Don’t get old it ain’t worth it!!! Have a great weekend.
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  8. I actually NEVER used to be able to nap before. I don’t know what it was, I could never just sit still enough to fall asleep unless it was at night; ironically, I’m about the same when it comes to sleeping at night. LOL

    My mind just doesn’t ever want to let me sleep!

    Now however, depending on my health, I can sometimes nap. That’s one of the good things about being exhausted all the time I suppose. Lol

    Happy Friday!
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  9. I too would make a very bad vampire. Not that I try not to take naps but balancing the kids schedule makes it really difficult to have one.

  10. Yes and no. My sleep schedule is totally out of whack, so I pretty much snatch a few hours here and there when I can! Happy weekend! ;D

  11. Why does everyone just assume that all vampires bite and die if they go into the sun? Just cuz of Twilight? Yeah, that’s what i thought.

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