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Dragi bralci, preljube bralke,

verjetno marsikoga med vami (sam pri tem zagotovo nisem izjema :)) vsake toliko zagrabi potreba, da bi popoldan oddremal(a) kitico ali dve. Če ste imeli doslej morda slabo vest glede tega (c c c!), vas bo morda potolažilo dejstvo, da se kopiči vse več dokazov, ki potrjujejo to, kar je ljudska modrost trdila že stoletja: da ima lahko kratkotrajni popoldanski dremež zelo blagodejne učinke na našega duha in telo.

Mark Sisson v razdelku Napping: It’s Not Just for Cats Anymore svoje knjige The Primal Blueprint zapiše sledeče:

If you are able to obtain all of your requisite sleep at night, there is probably no reason to routinely take naps during the day. On the other hand, if you do have obstacles (job requirements, young children, noisy surroundings etc.) that prevent you from getting adequate nighttime sleep, napping can help you sustain the focus, energy, and productivity you need for an active life. Many cultures across the world – especially warm weather countries in Latin America, Asia, the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Middle East – have appreciated nap time through their history. Furthermore, more than 85 of mammals have polyphasic sleep habits, meaning multiple sleep-wake incidents.
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Because the rhythm of sleep cycles is so critical to brain and body restoration, brief naps can produce remarkable benefits by helping you catch up on non-REM sleep cycle deficiencies, shortcutting you into the deep sleep cycles characterized by theta brain waves. Many experts recommend a nap period of 20 to 30 minutes. This time frame is believed to be sufficient to recalibrate your brain’s sodium:potassium ratio, a critical factor to recover from nervous system fatigue and wake up feeling refreshed. However, a 20- to 30- minute nap is not too long to produce the unpleasant grogginess you might experience from a prolonged siesta.

In katere so te izjemne koristi, ki naj bi jih dobili s popoldanskim dremežem? Dr. Sara Mednick, avtorica knjige s precej populističnim naslovom Take a Nap! Change Your Life trdi, da kratkotrajni popoldanski počitek

…increases alertrness, boosts creativity, reduces stress, improves perception, stamina, motor skills and accuracy, enhances your sex life, helps you make better decisions, keeps you looking younger, aids in weight loss, reduces the risk of heart attack, elevates your moor, and strengthens memory.

Seznam, ki ga navaja Mednickova, je zelo impresiven, in tudi če se izkaže, da drži zgolj polovica navedenih koristi, je to močan argument v prid občasnemu popoldanskemu dremanju. Poleg navedenih dejstev pa vas bo razveselilo, da ste morebitni ljubitelji (občasnih) siest v zelo dobri družbi. Med znane “ljubitelje popoldanskega počitka” so namreč sodili/sodijo: Winston Churchill, John F. Kennery, Napoleon, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Leonardo da Vinci, Paris Hilton (sic!) in…Sebahudin! 🙂

Dragi bralci, preljube bralke, zapomnite si:

No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.

(Carrie Snow, komik)

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