We Ranked the Top 10 Types of Naps

December 2, 2022

I really enjoyed writing this article because one thing I love more than food is sleep. So here you go: the top ten types of naps, ranked. 

Do you agree?

10. Aeroplane naps

Absolutely terrible. It’s up there alongside cross-country bus ride naps as the worst types of naps. You don’t know where to put your head or neck, and when you wake up after two hours, only 20 minutes have passed. Definitely do not recommend. 

9. Traffic naps

You’re sleeping only because you’re stuck in traffic. It’s worse if the sun is blazing and eating at your skin. You’re sleeping, but you’d rather just be home or elsewhere. Nope. 

8. Pre-going out nap

The nap itself isn’t the issue. It’s waking up tired to your phone buzzing because your friends want to know if you’re getting ready for the night out, and you’re just there thinking, “Do I actually want to go out?”

7. Malaria nap

It’s sweet, but you can’t fully enjoy it because you’re sick. The bed is hot, the pillow is hot, and you’re in pain. But the sleep is sweet because that’s what your body wants, and you don’t have any work to do.

6. After school/work nap

The only downside is you have to wake up to prepare for the next day or finish up some work. Also, you wake up super hungry because you just walked through your front door and threw yourself on the bed. Top stuff, though. 

5. First day of leave naps

These are even better when you travel on vacation. You check into your hotel room and just sleep. You know you still have the entire week or so to enjoy your life to the fullest, but this first day is just for sleep. Nobody knows you, nobody is disturbing you, nothing. You wake up, look at the time, and just go back to bed. Talking about it this much is making me crave going on leave, but I’ve used up all my days. Let me go and beg.

4. Pass out from watching a movie nap

This one is too sweet. You can see yourself drifting off to sleep as you lay on your couch or bed, but you don’t pause the movie. You know you’ll sleep soon, but that’s fine. By the time you wake up, Netflix is asking if you’re still there. The room looks different. It takes you some time to figure out where you are. I could go on. 

3. Work-from-home nap

It’s 1 p.m. on a slow Wednesday, and a wave of tiredness hits you. You were up till 3 a.m. watching Reddit videos on TikTok, and now, your body is demanding its sleep back. You honestly have no urgent tasks to complete. So you go to Slack: “@channel NEPA and MTN are working against me. I haven’t been able to connect to the internet in a while, and my devices are low. I’m going to a workstation to use their internet and charge my devices. Might be unavailable for the next ∼1 hour. Will respond to messages once I get there.”

Next thing, airplane mode and sleep. This sleep is too sweet because stolen food is sweet. 

Disclaimer to my boss: I’ve never done this before. I’m just being creative, walahi 🙏🏽.

2. Rainy day nap

When it’s 2 p.m. and the clouds darken, you just know whatever sleep you sleep there and then will send you to another dimension. Omo, there’s sleep, and there’s sleep. Also, according to married people, participating in coital relations when it’s raining and sleeping afterwards is top tier. God, when? 

1. Sunday afternoon nap

This is the GOAT of all naps. It’s like, “I know capitalism and the hustle for my daily bread is going to resume tomorrow morning, but today, I will sleep.” I can’t even put into words how good this sleep is. It’s just… perfect. 

Bonus mentions: 

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Igbeaux nap


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