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    They don't work for me.
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    (Original post by Elcano)
    They don't work for me.
    Why not? I haven't tried it yet but can I ask what went wrong?
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    (Original post by Elcano)
    They don't work for me.
    Me neither, always turns into a real nap.
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    (Original post by RtGOAT)
    Me neither, always turns into a real nap.
    Hmmm so unable to wake up? How many minutes did you intend to nap?
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    The only time I manage a power nap is when very tired and travelling (eg in an airport or on a plane). Train naps don't seem to work as well, I think it's due to the amount of interruptions. It's best not to exceed 40 mins but even that is dangerous for me, I've noticed I can get too far into deeper sleep if I let it go that long. If I'm really exhausted, some caffeine and then a 10 or 20 minute doze works alright. I'm not saying it makes me feel refreshed, but it can keep the risk of falling asleep standing up/while talking at bay.
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    (Original post by Reform)
    Hmmm so unable to wake up? How many minutes did you intend to nap?
    More like unwilling than unable tbh. About 20-30mins is the intention.
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    (Original post by Reform)
    Why not? I haven't tried it yet but can I ask what went wrong?
    I feel much worse afterwards. So for me it feels more like a power sap than a power nap.
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    20-30 mins naps worked very well at school when I had a lot to study and tried polyphasic sleep.

    But that doesn't come at one go. At first, it's straining. Once you're used to it, it becomes fun.

    Read a bit: http://www.supermemo.com/articles/polyphasic.htm
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    I don't need polyphasic sleep, I just study faster. ^^
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    I tend to opt for half hour power naps when neccessary. They're good for a quick recharge.
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    Refrain from drinking coffee or anything with a high caffeine amount for a while, then gently nod off.

    Set an alarm though to go off in an hour or however long you want to nap for.

    I don't think there's really a way other than through dreams in which you can wake yourself up whilst asleep.

    Saying that, dreams in naps are quite rare, at least for me.
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    I can't nap for more than 20 minutes. Any longer and i just feel really groggy.
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    1 hour nap with coffee = feeling fresher than ever
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    (Original post by Dylann)
    Saying that, dreams in naps are quite rare, at least for me.
    (Original post by http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/excessive-sleepiness-10/sleep-101?page=2)
    Usually, REM sleep occurs 90 minutes after sleep onset.
    That's why.
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    I find them impossible personally. They turn into long naps that mess up my body clock
 
 
 
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