For office workers, there is enough rest time at noon every day. But there are two kinds of situations for those who also take a nap: one is full of energy, and the other is more tired than before going to bed. As for why the above situation occurs, it is all related to the siesta posture.
1. Why do you take a nap
In traditional Chinese medicine, noon sleep is also called “noon sleep”, which refers to the sleep from 11:00 to 1:00 at noon. At this time, the human body’s Yang Qi is at its peak. Proper sleep can adjust the balance of yin and Yang, and make people feel refreshed and energetic. Of course, the benefits of siesta are not only this, it also has the functions of reducing pressure, refreshing and protecting the heart.
1. Reduce blood pressure the latest research by researchers from Allegheny college in the United States found that if work pressure causes people’s blood pressure to rise, it is advisable to take a nap in the afternoon, which will help reduce blood pressure.
2. Protect the heart a Greek study shows that taking a 30 minute nap at least three times a week can reduce the risk of sudden death from heart disease by 37%; Other data prove that in countries and regions with the habit of taking lunch breaks, the incidence rate of coronary heart disease is much lower than that in countries without lunch breaks. Researchers believe that this may be due to the fact that lunch breaks can relax the cardiovascular system and reduce the tension of the human body.
3. Enhance memory American researchers have found that taking a nap can greatly improve people’s energy and alertness; Research From Dusseldorf University in Germany shows that taking a nap can not only eliminate fatigue, but also enhance memory.
4. Improve immunity sleep experts from the German psychiatric institute found that 1:00 p.m. is an obvious peak of sleep in the daytime. A short sleep at this time can effectively stimulate lymphocytes in the body and enhance the activity of immune cells.
5. Cheer up and drive away depression psychologists at Harvard University found that taking a nap in the afternoon can improve mood, reduce tension and relieve stress; A study by Stanford University School of medicine in the United States found that taking a nap every day can also effectively drive away depression.