Continuing on a theme of “body language” from earlier this month, let’s discuss the Nap Headache. For those of you blissfully unfamiliar with the Nap Headache, it is an excruciating pain that presents itself upon waking up from a nap that you mistakenly thought was the answer to all your problems. It can happen when you are woken up prematurely by something (like an alarm clock or a needy person) and also when you naturally wake up.
I don’t understand the Nap Headache. If the headache is a sign that the nap was not needed, then why was I so tired in the first place? Why make me think “Wow, I can’t hold my eyes open for one more minute … I must get some sleep” if I’m going to get punished later? Is there no winning in this game?
Has anyone found a good strategy for preventing (or curing) the Nap Headache?