Here are some basic guidelines that always help me take the perfect snooze.
#1- Nap on a couch or comfy chair. Some of the best naps I have ever taken were on my mother-in-laws' couch. My husband and I argue over who gets to sit/lay on the couch first when we visit. Thankfully, she has an over sized chair that matches the couch and is equally as nap inducing.
#2- Do NOT nap in bed unless you are sick. My body knows the difference between the bed and the couch and if I attempt to nap in bed I will sleep way too long.
#3- Get a comfy pillow. A bad pillow will result in a bad nap.
#4- Cover up with a blanket. It's important to feel cozy like a baby.
#5- Don't set an alarm, your body knows how much sleep it needs. When I set an alarm I spend most of my nap time worrying how much longer until it goes off.
#6- Nap with the lights on. It is much easier to wake up from a nap when the lights are on than when it is dark. This is especially true now that it gets dark earlier.
#7- Don't try to take a nap if anyone in close proximity to you has a camera or you may end up with an unflattering photo like this...