11 Situations Any Nap Lover Knows All Too Well

11 Situations Any Nap Lover Knows All Too Well

Taking a nap sounds so childish. I prefer to call them "horizontal life pauses".

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When I was younger, I was notorious for refusing to nap. My exhausted mother tried everything to make me fall asleep; soft music, warm milk, drives around the block... but nothing worked. Eighteen years later, I pride myself in my ability to nap anywhere and everywhere. Here are a few things any self-described "nap-oholic" will be able to relate to.

1. Promising yourself you'd only sleep for half an hour, but then waking up three hours later in a daze.

Let's be honest. You knew this would happen.

2. Waking up to a phone full of notifications from friends wondering where you went.

I've seriously contemplated changing my voicemail message to "Sorry, I was napping".

3. Falling asleep nice and cozy in a sweatshirt but then waking up feeling like you're stuck in the seventh circle of hell.

4. If you're late to something, everyone knows why.

And no, I do not need to re-evaluate my priorities. Naps are a necessity.

5. Finding "sleep lines" on your face after falling asleep against a textured surface.

You're supposed to wake up relaxed and refreshed. Instead, you're filled with the fiery rage of ten thousands suns.

7. Trying to wake up your legs before you crawl out of your nap nest.

It's even worse when you're napping in a loft bed and have to somehow navigate your way down a flimsy ladder with jelly legs.

8. When someone is being too loud for you to take your daily nap.

Is now REALLY the time to vacuum?

9. Not being able to understand people who never take naps.

What kind of witchcraft do they use?

10. Avoiding certain activities because they conflict with your nap time.

2:00 PM yoga class? Nope, sorry. I'll be on my way to nap city by then.

11. Waking up horribly confused and unable to remember where you are, what time it is, or what century you're in.

Was it just a nap, or did you actually fall into a tear in the space-time continuum for a while? The world may never know.

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