I’ll Nap Anywhere
8am to 5pm is not a great shift for a night owl because I always need to cut my sleep short and that’s no good.
Here’s a little snippet of sleep data from my Oura ring, a typical night if I need to wake up for work at 6.30am. I was watching some show on my phone until about 3.30am when I finally properly fell asleep, Oura thought I was asleep before that too but other that nodding off a bit at some point, I was not fully asleep.
I’ve always had trouble with my night sleep, more so when I need to be up early, I do a lot better if for example I can sleep until 9am. Overall I really value sleep and get the quantity I need, just not always at an appropriate time.
Luckily I’ve inherited my napping skills from my dad and can sleep during the day if I need to, no matter where I am. Night sleep is waaaay harder, gotta be dark, quiet, cool, right pillows etc, but during the day time very little matters when I just want to sleep.
This week I was so tired at work that I could barely keep my eyes open, so I had a nap after my lunch. Ten minutes of snooze time sitting at a desk in the office with a lovely metalworking sounds as a lullaby. The sounds are verh loud and annoying but if I need sleep, I’mma gonna sleep. The next day I upgraded and found a stack of microfibre towels and used that as a pillow, what luxury!
When I was in culinary school way back in the day, I used to crawl under a table and roll the big spice cart in front of me so I can have a sneaky nap while I waited everyone else to finish their tasks too. My most adventurous nap place has to be next to a chimney on top of my childhood home, a two storey house with a ridge roof. I made a little nest into the space between the chimney and the ridge, even had a blankie with me. Safe to say I don’t have a habit of rolling in my sleep or sleep walking.