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How often do you sleep a day away?

Asked by cookieman (31258 points ) January 1st, 2013 from iPhone

And do you feel guilty about it?

I always wake up with a to-do list in my head, even on weekends. I always keep busy and rarely sleep the day away.

Today, however, I’m doing it. Slept late, ate breakfast, watched the Rose Parade, went back to bed. I’m just now waking up from a 2-hour nap and I feel pretty guilty.

Should I? What is your experience with laying about?

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SABOTEUR's avatar

As often as I can. I’ve never been an active person and there’s nothing I look forward to doing or feel required to do (except maintaining my household).

I love sleep.

(And I don’t feel the least bit guilty about it.)

Aster's avatar

I not only never do this I only take a nap about twice a year. I sleep nine hours at night so I don’t know how I could sleep during the day.

Shippy's avatar

I should do it more often for sure. It will definitely make my days more easier all round.

JennyPrince's avatar

Less than 8 hours during the week.

Coloma's avatar

I’m not a napper or daytime sleeper unless I am really sick. Naps just leave me completely out of it for the duration of the day. I usually go to bed around 10–11ish and wake up around 6–7ish depending. I DO, however, have pajama days, a few times a month where I just get up, brush my teeth, wash my face and freshen up a bit and then loiter around in my PJ’s all day. Like today!

I am going to go out soon for a takeout dinner…I need something extra delicious to counteract the lingering champagne moment last night. Maybe a pizza or chinese or some equally bad hangover food like Junk in the Box. haha

On a scale of 1–10 my hangover is only about a 4, but hey…I still think some junk food is in order. :-p

Bellatrix's avatar

I rarely sleep in very late these days. I do sometimes fall asleep watching TV at the weekend for an hour.

Why should you feel guilty? You work very hard. Obviously your body and mind want a bit more rest. Go with it and enjoy.

glacial's avatar

Perhaps once every 5 years. It’s a very unusual thing for me, but there have been times when I’ve felt it was called for, either because of excessive stress or a long period of starving myself for sleep.

Sunny2's avatar

Only when I’m sick. A bad cold can do me in for a few days.

luigigurl's avatar

I tend to be a very busy individual, so just whenever I get the chance. Once every few weeks I suppose

Coloma's avatar

@luigigurl I hope you sleep more than every few weeks. haha
Welcome to the pod. :-)

dxs's avatar

I did it twice this week because I was sick and I felt terrible. I would never willingly do it.

augustlan's avatar

I love sleep, and usually don’t feel guilty for taking a nap when I need one. I nap several times a week, and enjoy the hell out of it! When I’m having a fibro flare-up or have just over done it physically, and my body simply can’t take any more, I sometimes sleep for 14 to 18 hours straight. That’s just what it takes for me to recover, so I do what I’ve gotta’ do. I probably have a ‘big sleep’ like that at least once a month, sometimes more often.

LuckyGuy's avatar

It is very unusual for me to “sleep a day away”. I did it 3+ years ago for the first couple of days after my surgery. Since then I can’t think of another time. Life is too short and there is too much to do.

Back in younger days, I recall occasionally spending entire days in bed with a lover but that can’t be called “sleeping a day away”. Many calories were burned and a lot was accomplished. Sigh.

downtide's avatar

Only when I’m ill. I sleep six to seven hours a night on a weekday, eight at weekends, and I’m rarely in bed after 9am.

augustlan's avatar

Slept for 12 hours today. :)

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