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How to avoid being sleepy after lunch?
Thread poster: Erudites

Erudites  Identity Verified
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Jan 14, 2013

Do you experience those drowsy afternoons soon after lunch, when usually, you need to be at peak of your efficiency at work. I suggest you some easy tips to keep your eyes open lest you miss something important – in the blink of an eye!

http://letstip.com/blog/how-to-avoid-being-sleepy-after-lunch


 

Marvin Sun  Identity Verified
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Drowsy? Take a nap Jan 14, 2013

Good article, thanks for sharing. Since working as a freelancer, I usually take a nap when I feel drowsy. I think it’s an inner calling for rest from human body when feeling drowsy. It signals that we need to take care of our health.

 

David Wright  Identity Verified
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Agree with Marvin Jan 14, 2013

A short nap always gets me going again, and it's become a regular habit (actually, if the job is boring I can have two or three naps in the course of the day!)

 

George Hopkins
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Yes but Jan 14, 2013

Always make it a short nap so you don't go into deep sleep and then wake up feeling really dull.

 

Neil Cross
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Pro nap Jan 14, 2013

One of the great joys of being a freelancer is being able to take a "power nap" - or siesta, as I prefer to call it

And there are health benefits too...

"The siesta habit has recently been associated with a 37% reduction in coronary mortality, possibly due to reduced cardiovascular stress mediated by daytime sleep (Naska et al., 2007)."

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One of the great joys of being a freelancer is being able to take a "power nap" - or siesta, as I prefer to call it

And there are health benefits too...

"The siesta habit has recently been associated with a 37% reduction in coronary mortality, possibly due to reduced cardiovascular stress mediated by daytime sleep (Naska et al., 2007)."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siesta
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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Siesta or Jan 14, 2013

... try eating less?

 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Avoid carbohydrates at lunch Jan 14, 2013

Eat vegetables, protein, but not much pasta, potato, rice etc. Save the pasta for the (late) evening.

 

Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
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Agree.. Jan 14, 2013

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

Eat vegetables, protein, but not much pasta, potato, rice etc. Save the pasta for the (late) evening.


And above all no alchol:)


 

Erudites  Identity Verified
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Agree with you..here is another piece on advantages of power nap Jan 14, 2013

Neil Cross wrote:

One of the great joys of being a freelancer is being able to take a "power nap" - or siesta, as I prefer to call it

And there are health benefits too...

"The siesta habit has recently been associated with a 37% reduction in coronary mortality, possibly due to reduced cardiovascular stress mediated by daytime sleep (Naska et al., 2007)."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siesta




Sure..here are the advantages and issues related to power nap..
http://letstip.com/blog/health-benefits-of-a-power-nap


 

Rossana Triaca  Identity Verified
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Sleepy time! Jan 14, 2013

I favor invigorating naps (and I consider them one of the perks of being a freelancer!), but, being a heavy sleeper myself, on occasion I got up drowsy and more asleep than before the nap, or even worse ran the risk of sleeping 6 hours straight after turning off the alarm clock in my sleep...

I researched the subject a bit and, as someone said here, it was indeed because I would artificially wake up during the deep slumber part of the sleep cycle. Now when I need to take a nap I use
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I favor invigorating naps (and I consider them one of the perks of being a freelancer!), but, being a heavy sleeper myself, on occasion I got up drowsy and more asleep than before the nap, or even worse ran the risk of sleeping 6 hours straight after turning off the alarm clock in my sleep...

I researched the subject a bit and, as someone said here, it was indeed because I would artificially wake up during the deep slumber part of the sleep cycle. Now when I need to take a nap I use http://sleepyti.me/ (the zzz button to take a quick nap and only do one cycle, or the set time to wake up daily - if I'm already past my "bedtime" it's better to wait longer before heading to bed an do one less cycle than wake up feeling like a zombie).

This honestly does wonders when you need to rest and still wake up fully lucid and ready to keep on working!
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Tina Vonhof
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Never drowsy Jan 14, 2013

I never feel drowsy and I never need a nap unless I'm sick. If I force myself to have one, I just stay awake worrying about all the time I'm wasting. What I do need is a mid-afternoon cup of coffee plus a snack.

 

John Fossey  Identity Verified
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Take a walk Jan 14, 2013

A 20 minute walk after lunch will not only help fight drowsiness but is healthy as well.

Edit: I only read the article after posting this, and sure enough that's what they're recommending as well. A bit of exercise works wonders.

[Edited at 2013-01-14 19:14 GMT]


 

Teresa Borges
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Sleepy? Jan 14, 2013

Only in the morning after waking up and before my very first espresso! Like Tina, I only need a nap during the day if I am ill with a fever...

[Edited at 2013-01-14 21:48 GMT]


 
why we get sleepy after lunch or meal Mar 24, 2017

When we eat, the energy is diverted to our digestive system for digestion. This relaxes and slows down the rest of our body. This a big reason behind the feeling sleepy soon after a meal.
How to avoid it: https://thewellnesscorner.com/article/others/sleepy-after-lunch


 

Tom in London
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Agree Mar 24, 2017

Angie Garbarino wrote:

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

Eat vegetables, protein, but not much pasta, potato, rice etc. Save the pasta for the (late) evening.


And above all no alchol:)




I agree - one small glass of wine at lunch, and I'm fast asleep for the whole afternoon. Funnily enough, that doesn't happen if I have a glass of wine in the evening.


 
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