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Power-napping: filling station lunch break


No matter whether old or young, male or female - from the hardest worker to the desk man - many people experience fatigue after lunch at the latest, which reduces their performance and concentration. All energy, it is said, sinks into the digestive tract. The more opulent the meal, the greater the need for sleep.

But even those who follow the advice to eat only a “light meal” can often not resist the temptation to stretch out all four for at least five minutes and take a nap.

No longer “burnt out”

Not (only) the full stomach, but the brain calls a lunch break as experiments at Harvard University (USA) showed. In tasks that require a high concentration and during learning phases, the brain can perform better if it takes regular sleep breaks. Sleep strengthens what you have learned and makes you ready to learn new things. It prevents one from feeling “burned out”, because “sleep is for the whole person what winding is for the clock” (Schopenhauer).

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And those who can find neither rest to eat nor time to sleep at noon due to the hectic pace and stress of everyday life should take a break because good food and healthy sleep increase both joie de vivre and joie de vivre and performance.

For awake minds 

Eating, drinking and sleeping are the most elementary basic needs of human life, which cannot replace each other.

Some “midnight orgies” on the refrigerator may also be a replacement for lack of sleep.

If you sleep (neither too much nor too little), you don’t have to fight fatigue with chocolate, coffee, tea or cola.

Author: Brigitte Neumann

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