11 Photos of Napping Humans & Tips for the Ultimate Nap

March 18, 2016

The City and Us | 11 Photos of Humans Napping

Are you a napper? Dan is a hardcore napper. I’d guess he fits in a good nap once each weekend, and when he’s lucky, he’ll get in a short 20-minute nap after work once every couple of weeks. Sometimes I wish I could fall into a dreamy sleep for 45 minutes as easily as he does, but I’ve never really been a good napper. I’m more of an “once I’m up, I’m up” person. (Except for in college, I napped a couple times a week. But didn’t everyone? ; ) What about you? Do you nap?

Since today is World Sleep Day, here are 11 restful photos of napping humans, and a Napping 101 guide by Casper, an online mattress company. The guide highlights the benefits of fitting in a nap on a busy day–like reducing stress, increasing productivity, and boosting memory–and tips for the ultimate nap–check it out below!

11 Photos of Humans Napping | The City and Us

A boy and his dog sleeping in the summer by Izabela Urbaniak.

11 Photos of Humans Napping | The City and Us

Tippi Degre sleeping with a lion cub.

11 Photos of Humans Napping | The City and Us

Boy in a diary farm in New Brunswick, Canada by Joseph John Kotlowski for National Geographic.

11 Photos of Humans Napping | The City and Us

Theo and Evvie.

11 Photos of Humans Napping | The City and Us

Tuareg family in Mali by Joanna B. Pinneo for National Geographic.

11 Photos of Humans Napping | The City and Us

Sleeping motorcyclist in Asia by Dorel Frumusanu.

11 Photos of Humans Napping | The City and Us

Sleeping soldiers.

11 Photos of Humans Napping | The City and Us

Sleeping on the NYC subway.

11 Photos of Humans Napping | The City and Us

Sleeping motorcyclist in Asia by Dorel Frumusanu.

11 Photos of Humans Napping | The City and Us

Hammocks on the Monte Piana by Sebastian Wahlhuetter.

The City and Us | Napping 101 by Casper

Hope you’re able to squeeze in a nap today or this weekend!

 

PS. Another tip for a better night’s sleep.

(First photo of old ladies napping on the beach by Tadao Cern.)

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5 comments

  • Nancy Fleming

    I love these photos! And although I don’t nap often, I do love a good nap. I will share the scientific benefits of napping with my hubby; he doesn’t believe in them….and he should! 🙂

  • Meg

    I thoroughly enjoyed these napping images as well! Especially the first one.
    You and I and Pat and Dan are on the same napping pages. How I wish I could nap… I just usually wake up groggy and regretful.

    • Meg

      Apparently I am not keeping my naps (the few and far between that happen) to the suggested 45 minutes or less…

  • Dan O

    I crushed a 35 minute nap earlier today. Forget your worries for a few minutes, homies. They’ll still be there when you wake up.

  • Sara

    I loved flicking through these photos, there is no better feeling than taking a much needed nap with your pet. It usually starts off well for me with my two kittens and ends with me getting my feet chased or my nose bitten. Lovely post.

    http://www.simplysara.co.uk
    xx

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