I think I’m too tired, because I think about sleeping and naps all the time.
Look, I’m middle-aged and I totally own that. And, for most of my life, I haven’t gotten enough quality sleep. I own that, too. It’s probably one reason I’m a little over-weight and have high blood pressure. Sure, I do a lot of stuff while I’m not sleeping, but, lately, I also find myself falling asleep on Sunday afternoons, often in front of the television. I remember my father doing the same thing, though he usually fell asleep to sports. I’m not so much a sports guy, but while I was going through my divorce, I used to fall asleep to samurai movies. They had the perfect blend of random sound and speech, but in a language that was unintelligible to me so it didn’t engage me. Sadly, the channel I used to watch those on seems to not play them any more. But, I’ve found an alternative: Napflix.
You read that right. It’s a collection of free videos with music, more peaceful than my samurai epics for the most part, but pretty much perfect to nap to. Like this three hour video of a deep sea fish tank set to orchestral music. Seriously, if that playing on your high-def, big screen system with the volume down low doesn’t lull you to sleep, what will? And, there are others, too.
So, hey, this weekend when you’re looking to nap, why not call up one of these and get some good rest? It’ll prepare you for the coming week work, or the intense party you’re going to later. Either way, they’re free and restful, so enjoy.
This post originally appeared on Use Your Words.