Hello. I am an insomniac. I do not nap. I don’t understand napping. I barely understand sleeping. Napping is confusing. How do people sleep during the day? My freshmen year roommate (who is amazing, by the way) was a champion napper. I was always so impressed by her ability to randomly fall asleep when the sun was still shining, people were still running about, and while her mind was still buzzing away. I have trouble sleeping in the dead of night, without distractions. I truly cannot understand how people can settle down enough to sleep before nightfall. I have only ever napped when very, very ill. I also went through a phase when I was sleeping only about two hours per night… During that period, I did occasionally fall asleep randomly, but that was more like dying briefly because my body was so close to death.
It was like this:
Everyone else is adorable when they nap. They look normal and together. They look very grateful for the rest. They are simply overjoyed to be asleep. They look like this:
Recently, I was compelled to sleep more, and also to nap in a normal way. I experienced this strange day-sleep on Sunday (the fun day of some), and it was confusing, but beautiful. I had a few dreams. The rain lulled me in and out of my sleepiness. I awoke with fabric lines on my face and arms. In some ways it was glorious, but it was also largely confusing. Basically, my boyfriend is a sleep magician, a nap sensei. He’s a champion sleeper, too.
What is this napping? How does it work? How did I do it? What?
Napping seems like an art form I cannot understand, or a language I don’t speak. Shouldn’t people be productive during the day and sleepy at night (or in my case, awake all day and weirdly productive at night)? I guess, I’m just a weird freak. I just don’t sleep. I want to sleep. I just don’t get it.