Naps are the WOAT


Catherine Gunnigle, Staff Writer

Unpopular opinion – I hate naps. Actually, to be entirely honest, I despise them. The feeling of waking up with a sheet imprint all over your face and arms, or wondering where you are and what time it is because you’re so dazed has absolutely no appeal to me whatsoever. I understand being so tired and just wanting to shut your eyes, I really do, but I never actually allow myself to fall asleep or fall into a REM cycle. I truly think naps only make the sleep deprivation worse, or at least I rarely wake up feeling refreshed after a nap and think to myself, “Wow, that was SUCH a good nap”. Like let’s be real here, folks, what good is 30 extra minutes in the middle of what could be a really productive day really do? Nothing. Absolutely nothing, that’s what. According to Forbes Magazine, the ideal nap time is at least 90 minutes. At LEAST 90 minutes. A whole 90 minutes is an hour and a half. With that extra time I could watch three full episodes of the office, study for Chemistry, hang out with my friends, or even drive all the way out to Osage city to play in a basketball tournament. When you think about it, there is so much you could do in a hour and a half and specifically a lot of better things than just curling up in a ball on your couch to groan when your obnoxious alarm you set goes off 90 minutes later. I just don’t see what you gain in life by sleeping five or 30 or even 90 minutes of your day away when you could get so much more accomplished. Why sleep for 30 minutes at 3 in the afternoon when you could just wait five or six hours and get a solid 10-12 hours of sleep depending on when you plan to wake up. 10. To. 12. Good. Hours. Of. Uninterrupted. Good. REM. Cycle. Sleep. So I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I hate naps. They leave me groggier than before with bad breath and less time in my day. No matter how many times my friends try and explain them, I just don’t understand the appeal. Naps are just not the move, guys.