Some days my body says,"NAP TIME!" very loudly and I have a little rest on my bed and wake up when the body is ready . . . . . . . .sometimes 30 minutes, sometimes 3 hours. However, I never take my umbrella to bed =^..^=
I do get tired Vee, and I guess would feel better to take a nap now and then during the day, but if I take one on waking, I become very fearful.
I have no idea 'why', but it has nothing to do with the alarm clock.....I just feel
Not worth the effort, so I just keep going all day, and go to bed at 11 p.m. or mainly midnight, each night.
I set my alarm as I have things that need to be done during the day, and I would hate it if I slept too long and missed out on doing them. When I nap, I normally only nap for about 30 minutes. That's all I need. Short, but intense. I never sleep longer than an hour. I only nap on ocassion, usually if I had a poor nights sleep the previous night, and if I am home to have a nap, which is pretty important isn't it !!! Cant nap if you aren't home, although I seem to see people napping wherever I go !!
I know what you are saying by waking up "fearful". don't know what that has to do with anything but maybe it is to do with your body clock. I only ever happen to fall asleep at the computer or TV in the daytime when I happen to watch TV which is rare, but I do wake up feeling awful. Wonder what a medico would make of that.
Oh! fran.....maybe it's something to do with our 'primeval' Circadian Rhythm!
I know IF I feel tired during the day, & have a Nanna-nap, & wake up of my own accord, I've sometimes 'woken in fright', with heart racing, wondering if it's day or night, or if I'm late for work/appointment/forgot to set VCR for whatever tv programme! Awful feeling, & takes awhile to 'breathe easy'!
Aren't we funny creatures?