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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: 3,535 Community Veteran
    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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

    It sounds like counselling is draining you which is normal, it is tiring but so worth it.ย 
    ' 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''ย ย 
    Jade09jessieyeha
  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 532 Incredible Poster
    Hi!ย 

    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: 287 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/nappingย 
  • AzzimanAzziman The Mix convert Posts: 812 Part of The Mix Family
    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 Iโ€™m alive but Iโ€™m โœจdeadโœจ England ๐Ÿ Posts: 11,005 An Original Mixlorian
    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
    ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ, ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. ๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. ๐’๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐ฎ๐ง๐š๐ฉ๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ค ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
  • ellie2000ellie2000 Posts: 932 Part of The Mix Family
    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_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 4,787 The Mix Elder
    I would agree that naps are ok, Iโ€™m always tired too and pretty much always have a nap during the day lol (especially when Iโ€™m not in the best place emotionally too). Listening to your body is important.ย 
    โ€œSometimes the people around you wonโ€™t understand your journey. They donโ€™t need to, itโ€™s not for them.โ€
  • sarahlousie2sarahlousie2 Posts: 2 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?ย  having a nap during the day not a bad thing I need to have at least 20 mins a day
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