It has come to my attention that men can get an unlimited amount of sleep during a day and still go to bed and be able to fall asleep instantly. What is the reasoning behind this phenomenon? Furthermore, why do men feel the need to take so many naps? Mark (the husband) says he needs more rest because he took an IQ test, and it said he was Einstein or something, and all of that extra brain function makes him tired (I'm still shoveling myself out from under that load of crap).
Seriously, I cannot understand first of all, how men can fall asleep so suddenly when it takes me forever to fall asleep. Secondly, I cannot comprehend how doing anything out of the ordinary (working out, cooking, giving the child a bath, eating a snack, breathing) can make a man so tired that he thinks he needs a nap.
To that end, whenever I see Mark "closing his eyes" in his recliner in the middle (or near the end of the day), I just get so annoyed. I see him over there, and I know what he's doing... he's preparing for a nap. "Are you sleeping?!" I yell at him. "No, I'm just closing my eyes for a minute." Do you know how many times I have heard that about 2 minutes before he's snoring away on a vacation to dreamland? Too many to count.
Do they think we're stupid? I know I'm not... I have a B.S. degree (Bachelors of Science /... and other B.S.). Clearly, men are not as good at manipulation as women are because what woman ever believes that a man can JUST close his eyes and still remain conscious? Pretty much none.
And why is it that whenever I see said husband enjoying a mid-day nap that I just want to slap him awake? If he sleeps for what I deem to be too long, sometimes I'll go into the kitchen and make noise on purpose... like I'm actually doing something and accidentally creating a ruckus (when a man is napping, it's usually a good time to empty the dishwasher as noisily as possible or get yourself a beverage that requires the use of the ice machine in the fridge). "Oops, did I wake you? SO sorry.... maybe you should get up and do something... anything."
I know I'm not alone in my battle against the naps. Do men realize how much more they could accomplish in a day if they put all that nap time (and passion for naps) into something helpful or constructive? If Mark put in as much time into finishing our basement as he does into napping, it would have been done a long time ago.
If you are a man who takes frequent naps, please enlighten me as to the purpose of said naps (make those arguments compelling because I can see through your B.S.). If you are a woman who suffers from a spouse who takes so many naps that he teeters on the edge of being a narcoleptic, I'd love to hear from you too.
Pre-Edited Image Credit: Wes Skillings via blog (http://skillunlimited.com/blog/2011/12/09/still-writing-after-all-these-years/)
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Cyndi M. Frick
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