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Author Topic: Afternoon naps  (Read 591 times)

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Afternoon naps
« on: May 17, 2020, 06:52:12 pm »
I know I'm getting on a bit, old and crumbly ! but recently due to the "alarm clock " waking me from by bed at 03:55 hrs and the insistence it conveys I have been getting up earlier than normal .
Therefore by mid afternoon I am flagging a bit and find I'm in need of 40 winks ( 2 hours ) , in years past this wouldn't have bothered me I was able to work through until late in the day.
Is this the new norm do you think ? Any of you old'uns have the same desire for a siesta post lunch ?

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Afternoon naps
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2020, 06:57:49 pm »
Well of course  ;D   Just go with the flow (er, is that an appropriate phrase?)  Sleeping is how your body and brain repair themselves and as we get increasingly decrepit, we need a bit more repair.  Just give in to it  :surrender:  I bet you work far harder during the day than most folk your age.
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Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Afternoon naps
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2020, 09:17:02 pm »
Well of course  ;D   Just go with the flow (er, is that an appropriate phrase?)  Sleeping is how your body and brain repair themselves and as we get increasingly decrepit, we need a bit more repair.  Just give in to it  :surrender:  I bet you work far harder during the day than most folk your age.
I should have made it a little clearer , Mr alarm clock is black with two legs and yellow beak !!!
We smallholders all work harder than the unlucky folk .

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Afternoon naps
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2020, 10:49:07 pm »
Do you find your alarm clock still wakes you?   I find I'm now immune to it, even though we now have a really big one with a huge multicoloured tail :-)
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Afternoon naps
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2020, 11:59:16 pm »
Well of course  ;D   Just go with the flow (er, is that an appropriate phrase?)  Sleeping is how your body and brain repair themselves and as we get increasingly decrepit, we need a bit more repair.  Just give in to it  :surrender:  I bet you work far harder during the day than most folk your age.
I should have made it a little clearer , Mr alarm clock is black with two legs and yellow beak !!!
We smallholders all work harder than the unlucky folk .


Ah, there was me thinking it was the small hours call of the lesser tinkle!
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Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus - let sleeping dragons lie

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Afternoon naps
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2020, 12:08:38 am »
Do you find your alarm clock still wakes you?   I find I'm now immune to it, even though we now have a really big one with a huge multicoloured tail :-)
Immune, with him about 2 feet away on the window ledge, it’s him that’s immune to the waving, threats and
bribes of food.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the dawn chorus ,from a distance. At least at night his is in the tree for his “natter”
with his mates and that’s quite soporific

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Afternoon naps
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2020, 08:20:55 am »
20, 40 or 80 winks in the afternoon when time and work allows is part of the daily routine for a lot of older farmers and smallholders I think.  If go to bed early enough I don't always need the nap but with your rising time I think most of us would need a power snooze at the very least!
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chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Afternoon naps
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2020, 10:56:20 am »
It's perfectly normal here, especially in the heat. Standard 2 hour lunch breaks (1200 -1400) mean you can eat and then sleep before going back to work. For me 40 minutes is enough with the longer days and I only have two meals, so nothing at lunchtime. Problem is we have to be quiet in that period, so no mowing or strimming, because our neighbours are asleep and are likely to complain if woken.

landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Afternoon naps
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2020, 11:55:53 am »

"I should have made it a little clearer , Mr alarm clock is black with two legs and yellow beak !!!
We smallholders all work harder than the unlucky folk .
"



Possibly you need to take charge of the situation RTB. :thinking:  Can you not put out his food the night before and make it a self service buffet rather than waiter service?
Rules are made:
  for the guidance of wise men
  and the obedience of fools.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Afternoon naps
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2020, 08:05:28 pm »

"I should have made it a little clearer , Mr alarm clock is black with two legs and yellow beak !!!
We smallholders all work harder than the unlucky folk .
"



Possibly you need to take charge of the situation RTB. :thinking:  Can you not put out his food the night before and make it a self service buffet rather than waiter service?
I have placed the bird food location about 50 yards away , there is always feed for the morning , something available midday ish and the pre bed time snacks, its always worked well for everyone else. for the last 30 odd years*.except this lad and his territorial predecessors.

*It was after our first couple of years here when we had Mother in Law staying on holiday  in her campervan, she remarked on the early bird, I told her although a nice awakening just early .
At that time MiL ran a theatrical guest house and had a wide range of contacts , one evening the phone rang, she passed it to me and on the line was Pete Budd of the Wurzles and what did he sing ?  Blackbird.


 

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