I wish! I try to get 6 hours each night, and often get only 4.5. I try to get a nap after work, if I can get out at a decent time (I'm planning one tonight, so I can stay up through LOST and still function tomorrow). Maybe once/week I can nap in the late afternoon/early evening.
Lately, I've been playing catchup on weekends with sleep.
After class and before work on my school days, I go to the college library, go to the second floor and lie down homeless style on the couch. After about 1 hour of napping I feel very much recharged and ready for work. Also, since incorporating a "nap-time" into my daily routine, my recovery abilities has increased drematically. I love it when I am drifting off to sleep and hear people walking by and stop for a minute to stare at the "guy on the couch"
It's actually best for muscle building to take a siesta right after a work out...as for me, NO WAY. I workout during my lunch hour because that's pretty much the only time I can get it in. A wife and two kids will do that to ya.
Saw that ... my name's not Nate ... can I still post?
OK, naps rule. I don't get them but usually once per week to attempt to counter the sleep deficit accumulated during the week. Over the weekend, I pulled one on Friday evening and another on Saturday evening ... awesome. During the week, I use coffee at times to keep me going. It has a residual effect though, and coupled with the sleep deficit, my nerves are fried. Some sleep is the only way to get normal again. Naps are just so valuable. It's tuff ... sometimes it seems like a "waste of time," but naps could very likely be the most underutilized tool in our arsenal ... lifting good, protein good, naps good ... napping with a special girl ... even better!
my dad as long as i've known him gets up @ 4:30, comes home and naps from 1-3pm, hit the sack @ 10pm reads for 1hr and lights out @ 11. he says he gets more done from 5:30-9:00 than anyone who's working 9-5. he also drinks two full pots of coffee a day. the second pot starting at dinnertime 6:00pm.
o yeah i think also the entire rest of the world (other than the usa) has some nap time built in to their schedule.
power naps work for me but nap naps don't seem to.