Countries around the world set off “Siesta Movement”
Many countries set off a “nap campaign”. Germany’s “nap campaign” originated in a small town called Vechta near Hamburg, which encouraged government employees to take a 20-minute nap every day.
Practice has proved that employees have not only reduced their workload, but also greatly improved their efficiency.
Today, the nap wind has blown across all walks of life in Germany and has become a law enforced by the government.
The law stipulates that German companies must guarantee employees a lunch break of about two hours during lunchtime, during which employees can eat and take a nap.
Health insurance companies also reward those who take a nap every day.
In a well-known German car company, the office area has been specially set up as a “nap area”, with large lounge chairs, blankets, pillows and more.
Some schools in Germany have also introduced a lunch break system. It is reported that student performance has improved significantly and absenteeism has decreased significantly.
French people used to have no lunch break habits, especially office workers. Many people felt stressed, nervous, lack of sleep or poor quality.
According to surveys, 30% of work-related accidents in France are related to employee sleep.
Recently, in Lyon, a “nap center” was initiated and established by a health expert. The reporter saw there that the room layout was full of oriental “zen”. The bed was covered with bamboo mats and buckwheat skin pillows. The air was permeated.The aroma of lavender oil.
Some single rooms are based on the eastern life elements. For example, large inflatable pillows are placed in the “air room” to give people the feeling of sleeping in the clouds; blue hammocks in the “water room” make people feel the waves caress when they fall asleep.
The most important thing is that it is cheap and attracts a lot of office workers as soon as it opens.
In Spain, which has a long tradition of siesta, almost every store is closed from 2 to 5 pm every day.
This period of time was the siesta of the Spanish thunder.
According to locals, reporters said that the Spanish siesta tradition can be traced back to the beginning of the last century. Nowadays, siesta is even regarded as a “right”, which is necessary for restoring physical strength and continuing work, not a luxury.
Recently, the new terminal of Barcelona International Airport was officially opened. There is even an hourly room service there for the convenience of those who have a nap habit.
Japan, which has always attached great importance to sleep, currently implements “20-30 minutes nap” throughout the country.
Many schools let students lie on the table after lunch, the teacher pulls the curtains or turns off the lights, and then plays some gentle classical music to help fall asleep; in the company, many people like to drink a cup of coffee before falling asleep because caffeine reaches the brainIt takes 30 minutes for the effect to occur, which coincides with the wake-up time.
In order to help everyone get a good nap, there are also many “nap shops” in Japan that sell nap supplies such as small pillows suitable for lying at the table in the morning.
Eight adults want nowhere to sleep. Since ancient times, the Chinese have included “nap” in their work schedule, but in recent years, the number of people who retain their nap habits has been decreasing.
The survey showed that out of 4,179 people who participated in the poll, 34.
05% of people have the habit of insisting on nap every day, 30.
94% of people often take a nap, 28.
91% of people sleep occasionally, and 6. never sleep
Although the proportion of siesta is high, the siesta group is mostly elderly (37.
57%), followed by middle-aged people (32.
66%), children (15,
27%), while young people with the most work are only 14.
For most people, they do not want to take a nap, but objective conditions do not allow it.
Under investigation, 88.
13% of people think that nap is useful, but there is no condition to sleep.
Among those unable to take a nap, 47.
04% because other things are scheduled at noon; work is too stressful to take up 16.
Xiao Xing, who works in an accounting firm, said, “Every afternoon, I feel tired, I can’t work hard, and I’m particularly prone to mistakes.
Due to unacceptable conditions, fewer people are taking a nap around them.
“For the office workers, most people’s situation is similar to Xiao Xing.
Surveys show that, in addition to those who have the condition to sleep at home, 21.
86% of people sleep on the sofa or crib in the office, and 14.
14% can only sleep on the ground.
Siesta improves immunity. The siesta time is not short, but its effect cannot be underestimated. Studies on the benefits of siesta at home and abroad have been endless. Some people even liken it to the best “healthy charge”.
May enhance memory.
NASA researchers have found that an average nap of 26 minutes a day can increase a person’s fever and alertness by more than 50%.
Research from the University of Dusseldorf in Germany shows that siesta can not only eliminate fatigue, but also help to improve memory.
Sleep experts at the German Institute of Psychiatry have found that at 1 noon is a significant peak of sleep during the day.
Immunology experts point out that a short sleep at this time can effectively stimulate the lymphocytes in the body and enhance the immune cell activity.
Make the heart transcendence.
A large amount of foreign data proves that in some countries and regions with a siesta habit, the incidence of coronary heart disease is lower than that in countries without siesta. This is related to the fact that siesta can relax the cardiovascular system and reduce the tension of the human body.
4.Feel more comfortable.
Snoring in the afternoon can improve the mood, reduce the tension of the human body, and relieve stress. The effect is like sleeping all night.
Drive away depression.
A study by the Stanford University School of Medicine found that taking a 40-minute nap every day can effectively drive away depression.
It is best not to sleep on your stomach. Although sleeping at noon has many benefits, it is not suitable for everyone.
German medical scientists have pointed out that 4 types of people are not suitable for siesta: people with low blood pressure and low blood pressure diseases and disorders of the blood circulation system; people who often experience dizziness due to narrowing of cerebral vascular sclerosis; elderly people over 65 years of age; overweight 20% Of obese people.
To really get the benefits of siesta, you must learn to take a scientific siesta: Don’t go to bed immediately after a meal.
You should sleep at least 30 minutes after lunch, otherwise it will affect the digestion of the gastrointestinal tract, which may cause stomach problems in the long run.
Don’t eat too greasy stuff or go to bed before going to bed, because greasy will increase blood viscosity, aggravate coronary artery disease, and fullness will increase stomach digestion burden.
It is best to sleep for 15-30 minutes.
NASA scientists have found that a 24-minute nap can most effectively improve the driver’s attention and performance.
If you sleep for too long, you will have a slight headache and have general weakness in the first half an hour. This is caused by “sleep inertia” and is not conducive to afternoon work.
Don’t sleep on your stomach.
Sleeping on the table will reduce the blood supply to the head, causing dizziness, fatigue and other symptoms of cerebral ischemia and hypoxia after waking up.
A German study showed that it is best to lie in bed for a nap to relax your body. Sitting and snoring is not conducive to eliminating fatigue.
Slowly wake up after waking up.
It is not advisable to get up immediately after taking a nap.
After waking up, drink a glass of water to replenish blood volume and replace blood viscosity.
Not long ago, a study in the United Kingdom pointed out that people who had at least one nap a week had a 1/4 increased risk of developing diabetes than those who did not take a nap.
Zhan Shuqin, a professor of sleep specialist at the Department of Neurology, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, pointed out that lunch breaks interfere with sleep at night, causing the decline in sleep quality at night to be the cause of blood sugar.
Therefore, you must master the “degree” of nap, so that it becomes a useful supplement for night sleep.