Power-napping: filling station lunch break


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

But even those who follow the advice of eating only a light meal can hardly resist the temptation to stretch out all fours for at least five minutes and sink into a nap.

No longer burned out.

Not only the full stomach, but especially the brain demands a lunch break, as experiments at Harvard University (USA) showed. Particularly for tasks that require high levels of concentration and during learning phases, the brain can perform better if you take regular breaks from sleep. Sleep strengthens what we have learned and makes us ready to learn new things. It prevents you from feeling "burned out" because "sleep is for all man, which is what winding up for the clock" (Schopenhauer).

Does not apply

And if you can't find peace and quiet for lunch or time to sleep at noon because of the hectic pace and stress of everyday life, you should take a break, because good food and healthy sleep increase your zest for life and joie de vivre as well as your performance.

For alert spirits 

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

Some "midnight orgy" on the refrigerator may also be a substitute action due to lack of sleep.

Those who sleep well enough (neither too much nor too little) do not need to fight fatigue with chocolate, coffee, tea or cola.

Written by Brigitte Neumann