Napping during the evening is one of the best things you can do for yourself. I never get enough sleep at night and even when I do a whole day at work can leave me mentally exhausted even though my body is still fine. For awhile I was embarrassed about my napping habit. But history and research back me up.
There have been a lot of smart people who took naps, or had an odd sleep schedule. Ben Franklin was one of them. And there has been a lot of research showing that even after short naps your more alert, focused, and creative. This is so well documented, there is even a 26 minute nap called the NASA nap, airline pilots use it to catch a few zzzz's in the air. Presumably one pilot stays up while the other naps. I hope so at least.
I can speak from experience. I've never flown a plane, but short naps are great. I used to take them after a full day at school sleep for usually thirty minutes to an hour and then wake up and work on school work or projects for 4-5 hours.
It's not just students who can benefit from naps in the evening, everyone can. A lot of those nights I could have stayed up until my proper bedtime and then got just got my eight and woke up in the morning, but it's just not the same. You actually do feel alot better after getting up from a nap. You really are more focused and more creative.
If caffeine's not cutting it for you anymore and you're tired of just sleeping when you thought you should try a quick nap and a little less sleep through the night, if it doesn't work for you, well, at least you tried something new. Then, if someone every mentions it to you, you can actually tell them you don't like naps and be honest about it, with firsthand experience.
Personally, I think they're great and it would take a lot to sway me away from that opinion. If you don't though, well hey that's your thing and who am I to judge you.
This has been Bloom and that's my time.