One day when I was a baby, my grandma was trying to get me to take a nap. She rocked me away, and I became quiet. She assumed I was beyond counting sheep and in a heavy slumber.
She was sorely mistaken.
I was wide awake and, with what she says was a devilish grin, opened my eyes wide and yanked her ear with some serious effort. I pulled her earring completely out of her ear. There was blood all over the place. Her ear still hangs low.
I promise I wasn’t always devilish. The reason for my reaction was because I despised naps. That, and the fact that I probably thought I was a child comedian for the pull.
I have never been a napper. I’ve probably napped during the day a handful of times throughout my life. I’ve certainly tried my fair share. Every single Sunday, in fact. I sit down on the couch and…nothing.
So nappers, I need your help. How can I become a skilled (mid-day) sleeper? What can I swap my caffeine addiction for sleep?