More specifically, I accidentally slipped into a delicious minute nap. There was a pleasure in being relaxed enough to just drift into sleep , and there was also a distinct lack of guilt. In fact, Tricia Hersey , activist and founder of the Nap Ministry , has grounded an entire social justice framework in the truth that deep rest, sleep, contemplation, and dreaming are necessary tools for Black liberation and the dismantling of white supremacy. While other countries, like Italy and Spain, may consider naps a facet of their culture, American nap time seems to expire after primary school and resurge again around retirement. But naps can be pretty useful at almost every point in our lives. When was the last time you felt free to take a nap?
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Sleep is more important than you may think. Can you think of a time when you didn't get enough sleep? That heavy, groggy feeling is awful and, when you feel that way, you're not at your best. So if you're not too tired, let's talk about sleep. The average kid has a busy day. There's school, taking care of your pets, running around with friends, going to sports practice or other activities, and doing your homework. By the end of the day, your body needs a break.
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There may be many reasons to stay up late. Perhaps you have a late night planned to celebrate a special occasion or to attend a party. You might go to a concert, attend the theater, or be out late dancing at a club. Children or adolescents may want to stay up at a sleepover.
Read more here. A few years ago, I had a sixteen year old come into sleep clinic for insomnia. He was a hard-working student in a good school district. I asked him to describe his sleep problems to me.