By LAFFINGKNOME
2 years ago

A sleep does you good

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I always find in the afternoon a little sleep or power knap call it what you will does no harm at all. Indeed men like Winston Churchill swore by it during the dark days of WWII and I'm sure he was not the only one to recommend it.

If it doesn't directly impact your ability to sleep at night then that's a good thing although I realise some do have their sleep disturbed because of this. I think people in the Mediterranean have got it right sleeping in the early hours of the afternoon and opening up in the evening feeling refreshed. I know this is largely to do with the climate as it is cooler in the late afternoon/evening but it makes sense.

Sleep is important to everyone whether you choose to have a little siesta in the afternoon or at night and getting enough hours in helps the body and mind. If you have not had enough sleep and you work your performance whatever your job is sure to be affected. Whether your job is academic or manual your performance will not be as good I'm sure.

Some people think going to sleep in the afternoon for a while is lazy and they are entitled to that view however to me there is no harm in it. If you have worries or have a headache, for example, closing down for a while may alleviate those worries or headache symptoms.

Of course, not everyone will agree with what I have written here but I am just sharing what I believe.

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LiaF7 Spaniards have a big lunch break to have a little siesta after eating :)
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ze2000 @LiaF7 that more to the south of Spain. I don't find it good, I rather stay awake and active then sleep properly at night.
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Borderline Agree with Ze2000
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Alex Agree with @ze2000 and @Borderline
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LiaF7 Commerce hours are very different from the portuguese. And why does this happen in the south of Spain? Because of the heat. Hotter hours they take a break and sleep. After work instead of staying at home to go to sleep early they are on the streets and bars having fun with their friends. Tapas is a food for this type of socialization...not heavy, small quantities and diversified. I see spaniards eating out and socializing a lot after work. Much more than the portuguese.
To understand a siesta you must understand the climate. And heat with a full stomach makes you sleepy. @ze2000 @borderline @alex
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Maydelene I DO REALLY AGREE.. FIND TIME TO NAP IN THE AFTERNOON.. AND HAVE ENOUGH SLEEP DURING NIGHT TIME... MAKES A PERSON HEALTHY AND WISE... IF HAVE ENOUGH SLEEP ONE OF A BEAUTY SECRET!
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