10 Reasons to Take a Nap

Naps are one of the most amazing things in this world. There’s nothing like a good, power nap right in the middle of the day to boost your energy and wipe away some of that endless fatigue that so often accompanies motherhood.

Now, if only I could somehow make my stubborn toddler see the beauty of the nap.

You don’t know how good you have it! You have the opportunity to enjoy uninterrupted sleep for 2-3 hours (however long you want, really) every, single day.

Toddlers just don’t understand. I know how to appreciate a good nap though. The problem is there’s so much else that needs to be done if I decided to take a nap everyday. I don’t want to waste my only alone time of the day sleeping.

Well, for the past few days I have resolved to set aside all the laundry/cleaning/blogging for other times of the day. Instead, I have been relishing in the wonderful power nap.

In order to feel better about myself (and anyone else who wants to take a stand for naps), I have written a complete list of reasons to take a nap.

10 Reasons to Take a Nap

10 Reasons to Take a Nap

  1. Your child is going through the 4 month, 12 month, 18 month (any month) sleep regression or wonder week (more like hell week). In this instance, a nap is a safety precaution. We don’t need any tired mommas on the road.
  2. Your child is teething. Do we really need all those teeth? I had no idea how much turmoil those silly, little baby teeth could cause.
  3. You enjoyed yourself a little too much on your mom’s night out. Thoughts during the night out, “Yeah!! I’m finally out without the kids! Who wants shots?!” Thoughts the morning after, “Whyyyyy?”
  4. It’s good for you. Certain studies show that taking naps are actually healthy for you. Though, I do wonder if those researchers just  wanted an excuse to take a mid-day nap? See, studies prove that you should allow us to take daily naps!
  5. You don’t feel like cleaning up the toys that will most likely be scattered all over the house the moment nap time is over. I really don’t know why I ever pick up toys.
  6. You stayed up watching just one more episode of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix. It’s only a half hour show! What’s one more? 5 hours later…
  7. Your toddler is afraid of the dark. We fortunately have not had to deal with this yet, but I’m scared… very scared.
  8. You are pretty confident carrying around a toddler all day counts as exercise. Now it is time for rest.
  9. You are so tired you have lost the ability to sleep at night. This makes no sense to me. I’m tired all day only to toss and turn when I finally get the chance to sleep.
  10. You spent a little too much time reading Mommy blogs on the internet. But, certainly I need to know the 10 potential hazards hidden in your baby’s room. 

**Bonus: You are pregnant! 

Yes, this is the main reason for why I have been embracing the naps lately. Good Papa, W and I will be expecting a new addition to our family this October. We are so excited, but I know naps will soon be a distant memory. I figure I better enjoy them while I can!

10 Reasons to Take a Nap

So, do you like taking naps or no? Let me know in the comment section below! 


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