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July 1st, 2002

The Best Type of Nap

I talk frequently about sleeprelated subjects. But one thing I’ve never talked about is what I’ve found to be the best sleep one can get: the television nap.

Lay on your couch in a comfortable position… turn on a television show that’s not boring, but not action-packed. It should be interesting enough to keep your attention, but not so engaging that you feel bad if you miss part of it. Then, let your eyes start feeling heavy… dose off for a few seconds at a time, startling yourself awake in an attempt to pay attention to the TV, until you finally fade off into a nap. When you wake up 45 minutes later and a totally different TV show is on, not only will you not care, the feel of contentment that comes over you like a wave will lull you back to sleep once again, for another short, restful nap. There are few greater satisfactions in life.

What I’d give to have a TV in front of me and a couch behind me right now…

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Rob [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday July 1, 2002 -- 9:59:56 am
Become unemployed! Then you too can have the comfort of a TV in front of you and a couch behind you all day long! Huzzah!



FROM: Paul [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday July 1, 2002 -- 11:50:33 am
I agree, Ryan. The TV nap is something I did enjoy during my unemployment... right around 2pm. Aaah.



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Monday July 1, 2002 -- 12:34:55 pm
In my many travels I have observed similar soporific effects upon myself in the course of riding in an automobile. I gaze out on the forward horizon, upon the upcoming town, lazily drift off, wake up about 45 minutes later, and voila, a new town I care nothing about sits before my eyes. Time to go to sleep again. I must admit it is cause for a bit more concern when I am occupying the driver's seat. And of course, the attendant volumes of endless drool are an added negative--particularly after a roadside meal.



FROM: Alan Gee
DATE: Monday July 1, 2002 -- 12:53:09 pm
Not that this matters but peanut butter and oreo pizza is good.



FROM: King Random
DATE: Monday July 1, 2002 -- 1:22:03 pm
Alan-
There are several pages that have do deal with food, and oreos. Couldn't you post that comment on a different page. Because you are right. On this perticular page, it doesn't matter.



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