Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:50 PM
Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:09 AM
I think it's going to be different for everyone. Some people take several short naps, some people take longer naps, some people don't take any naps at all. I know, when I first got diagnosed, my doctor told me I should be trying to get at least 7 hours of sleep and take a 20-minute nap halfway through my work shift. Unfortunately, 7 hours of sleep is nearly impossible for me--today, I slept longer than usual, but woke up after about 5 1/2 hours and couldn't get back to sleep--and the naps, while helpful at first, do little to no good anymore.
As for the best times to go to bed and wake up ... I can't help you there. I started life with a circadian rhythm disorder and insomnia, and the narcolepsy sure hasn't made them any better!