If I washed my hands and did the morning blessing although later I went to sleep for like a couple hours 3-4 maybe less do I have to say the morning blessing of washing hands again after I wake up?

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    Which morning blessing are you referring to?
    – Joel K
    Feb 10, 2021 at 9:01
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    This sounds like what most people call "taking a nap", yes?
    – Double AA
    Feb 10, 2021 at 13:21
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    @JoelK blessing of washing hands Feb 10, 2021 at 18:26
  • @DoubleAA yes although do I have to say the blessing of washing hands after I wake up Feb 10, 2021 at 18:27

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Although one washes his hands each time he awakens from a substantial sleep, he only says the blessing of al netillat yadayim once.

This is certainly true if he has a nap during the day (Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 4:15).

What about if one arises early (before dawn) washes his hands and says the blessing, and then goes back to sleep while it is still dark? In such a case, Mishnah Berurah 4:32 rules that although he must wash again when he wakes up a second time, he does not say the blessing again.

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