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Are naps ok?

I think I'm getting myself into a bit of a spiral so I'm hoping posting will help. I've been super tired lately, on Thursday I went to bed at half 6 and slept till morning, and today I've had a na during the day. I have been having counselling and I know that can be draining so I'm thinking my body is just processing. But is it ok to give into the sleep or the naps? Or should I try and keep going? Its hard to know whether I am actually tired from life or whether its the depression and my good ol friend anxiety haha.
Any advice welcome :)
Jess
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  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 2,876 Mega Poster
    Personally I think naps are okay, I know every professional tells me not to do it, but the amount 9f times I've felt rubbish, had a nap and felt better is unreal. Listen to your body, if you need a nap, take one! The only time I would disagree with taking a nap is if it affects your sleep at night 😊

    It sounds like counselling is draining you which is normal, it is tiring but so worth it. 
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
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  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 269 Rampant Poster
    Hi! 

    Whilst I can't give any professional advice about whether you should/shouldn't nap (perhaps worth asking your counsellor :smile:) I always think it's important to listen to your body. Counselling can be emotionally draining and if you need a bit of a break to recharge that's okay. Take care of yourself :heart:
  • mags98mags98 Posts: 175 Moderator
    Hi @jessieyeha,

    As said above, listen to your body, it is such an important thing to do. There's a mixed set of research about wether they are good or not.

    Here's a little article from the sleep foundation which talks about the advantages and disadvantages of napping.
    https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/napping 
  • AzzimanAzziman The Mix convert Posts: 583 Extreme Poster
    Lots of people take naps - Spain are famous for it! Just make sure that you don't nap too long, otherwise you might find it hard to sleep properly at night :)
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 7,344 The Mix Elder
    Naps are okay. I always nap and i sleep a lot. I hear you. Its hard to tell the cause. It might be worth seeking help from your gp if you feel it's a problem. Take care x
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton
  • ellie2000ellie2000 Posts: 603 Extreme Poster
    I take a nap wen my head gets to much with flashbacks and voices until it passes. I wish it was dark 4eva
  • independent_independent_ Boards Legend ScotlandPosts: 1,239 Fanatical Poster
    I would agree that naps are ok, I’m always tired too and pretty much always have a nap during the day lol (especially when I’m not in the best place emotionally too). Listening to your body is important. 
  • sarahlousie2sarahlousie2 Posts: 4 Newbie
    I think I'm getting myself into a bit of a spiral so I'm hoping posting will help. I've been super tired lately, on Thursday I went to bed at half 6 and slept till morning, and today I've had a na during the day. I have been having counselling and I know that can be draining so I'm thinking my body is just processing. But is it ok to give into the sleep or the naps? Or should I try and keep going? Its hard to know whether I am actually tired from life or whether its the depression and my good ol friend anxiety haha.
    Any advice welcome :)
    Jess
    are you on any medication or have you changed jobs? you eating properly?  having a nap during the day not a bad thing I need to have at least 20 mins a day
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