Just curious: has anyone noticed napping helping to alleviate anxiety? I'm not talking about it completely removing anxiety provoking thoughts. I talking more like it "taking the edge off" of a particularly high-anxiety day. It's weird because I can wake up in the morning and start feeling anxious within minutes, but when I take a nap in the late afternoon it seems to really help me. I still think about the things that were bothering me but they don't seem to be AS anxiety provoking as they did before the nap.
Does anyone else experience this? Any ideas what is going on? I don't think I'm particularly sleep deprived. I usually get 7.5 to 8.5 hours of sleep per night.