In the summer noon, it was sunny, the wind was quiet. In the house, outside the lane, deserted, quiet. At one side, she hugged him to her lap. The two grandchildren lay in a hammock, bringing back and forth, a creaking noise, following a tune.
She sang, she ru:
"You sleep for a long time
Your mother went to the deep field to go back. "
She sounded quiet, she was sleepy and sleepy, but she also took a look at her eyes.
"Yes, sleep you slept,
Your mother struggled with her arms and legs every day "(1)
Reading the old passage for over half a century, the writer drew two lessons of the Letter School:
The Vietnamese family's love and grandchildren's love. The grandparents look after me for the children to earn money to feed my family. Why are the Vietnamese Elders sacrificing, but how useful!
The second lesson is about health, about the afternoon sleep, but the writer wants to have a few words to record .
Nap is still a habit of every creature on earth for many thousands of years and based on common common sense from living experience.
A sleep expert, Dr. Gregg Jacobs, commented as follows: "The benefit of sleep in the middle of the day has been researched and confirmed by many people. We hope to be at any time. Therefore, the public officials can take a nap for ten minutes instead of ten minutes of recess. "
The late British Prime Minister Winston Churchill admitted there was a bad habit that he had to sleep half an hour after lunch, but then he worked very well. According to the addicted Prime Minister cigars: "The Creator does not intend to force human beings to work from 8 am to midnight without a short time of relaxation. Even if only two dozen minutes is enough to reproduce all life force. in person ".
As a child, the child was very playful, sneaking out into the naughty garden, taking a nap. Grandparents often watch to make them go to bed. In kindergarten classes, children also spend half an hour after eating to close their eyes to sleep. Even a cow buffalo, after a hard day of harrowing the plow, was also under the bamboo, limp eyes, to draw the force of the afternoon.
The napping of many countries, especially in the tropics, still applies.
When Vietnam was old, from the teachers and teachers to the people, the workers did a nap in all four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Only a handful of technically advanced countries, in order to save time, people work one day from morning to afternoon, with half an hour of lunch, a few minutes of recess drinking coffee and smoking. But lunch time is used to run to buy sale items, even more tired.
So Dr. Antonia Will commented on this working time as follows: "The modern working hours system is shaped without paying attention to the actual needs of the body. People only think about taking a drink. coffee without thinking about relaxing eyes closed, just thinking of artificial stimulation, not counting the recovery of natural health. This is a huge mistake. "
Gerald Celente, director of a New York-based biological research organization, thinks that people need a little time to recharge their batteries and harmonize their minds.
According to Dr. Jesse Hanley, people need a rest after noon, because at that time most of them are drained. Adrenal cysts at midday no longer produce enough hormones necessary for bodily functions. If not, people will feel anxious, restless, have to look for something to stimulate like drinking coffee, soft drink bottles. But only fifteen minutes of sleep is an adrenal cyst operating normally again.
However, due to habit, some people feel confused, embarrassed when they say that they want to take a nap. Some people are afraid after waking up when they wake up, not working.
Benefit to sleep in the middle of the day
Biologically, when working continuously without a break, the body will accumulate fatigue. And effort not only consumes energy, but also creates a lot of residue chemicals and toxins that paralyze nerves. This consequence is only solved by sleep.
Experience has shown that with moderate fatigue, it only takes a short time to regain strength but if more tired, the recovery time must be double. Working to exhaustion also depresses adrenal cysts because of the constant production of hormones to cope with. Normally, this capsule works well in the early morning, gradually increases until noon, then gradually decreases to the lowest level between 3 and 5 pm.
A famous American architect, Mr. Buckminster Fuller, applied the method every three hours to work and slept for half an hour, day and night. He said that he was very alert, his performance increased very high and after a few months, he went to a health examination to see if everything was good.
In the experience of many people, napping makes them fast, more flexible and can solve many delicate, troublesome things.
William Anthony, author of The Art of Napping at Work, The Art of Napping at Work, says a little sleep at work is the most natural and inexpensive way to increase employee production.
Author Charles P. Kelly, a renowned expert on sleep, recounts his personal experience on this issue.
When he was in college, he had to work overtime and sell by phone. One day he was so tired, he fell asleep half an hour in the middle of the clock. When he woke up, he kept worrying that there was not enough time to sell to enough customers as standard. But the opposite result: not only enough but also exceeding the target because that afternoon he found in the person refreshed, speak fluently, more convincingly than in the previous days. From there, he continued to sleep half an hour after each lunch so he could work later in the evening.
Historically, there have been many evidences of the benefit of sleeping in the middle of the day.
Inventor Thomas Edison is often considered to have very little sleep, no more than eight hours a day. But he said that while working, he slept when he saw people in tired, low-concentration people. He never worked more than four hours between two short sleeps and breaks.
Former US President Harry Truman insists on sleeping an hour after lunch; President Teddy Roosevelt had a nap during his campaign.
According to the insurance companies and the US Highway Agency, a significant number of car accidents occur because the driver is trying too hard to drive continuously for hours. Meanwhile, many people find that after a few hours of driving, just crossing the curb, closing their eyes for twenty minutes is awake, rather than drinking a thick cup of coffee.
In an investigation of the pilots' sleep problems, conducted by the US Space Agency, pilots all claimed they slept in the middle of the day, a taboo when flying. The crew often crosses many time zones, so sleep is disordered, sometimes they only sleep less than six hours a day. The results of the study showed that many pilots slept on the day but they did not write on the route card.
People who work night shifts often have difficulties digesting food. They eat at a different time than the normal circadian rhythm, so stomach secretions are not at the right time for digestion. In addition, when there are some diseases such as menopause, diabetes, night shift also makes the disease worse. So to avoid those obstacles, it was suggested to allow night shift workers to sleep for a while while working or before the shift. This sleep makes them more alert to work all night.
In the history of American medicine, there have been many unpaid work incidents and occupational accidents.
An anesthesiologist was sent to court for sleeping during anesthesia for a patient to undergo surgery. The witness said that during the operation of the surgeon, the doctor was numb to monitor the condition of the patient. But he took a few minutes of sleep and slept, just as the patient's blood pressure dropped, he did not know to deal with it, so the patient died. Going to court, he claimed that he was too tired after continuous surgery during the day.
Infants with an unstable sleep schedule need to sleep in the middle of the day to grow. In the children, circadian circadian rhythms do, night sleep has not been set. Newly born, she slept a few hours and woke up to play for more than an hour and then slept again. Between 2 and 8 weeks, the baby changes the rhythm of sleep / wake every 4 hours. From 3 months to 1 year, babies start to sleep more nights, about 6 to 8 hours and sleep less days each morning and afternoon. After a while, children only keep their daytime sleep after noon until they are 3 or 4 years old.
Sleep time and sleeping position
Depending on each person, most people think that it is better to sleep around midday.
According to Dr. Nathaniel Kleitman's research results, with a night's sleep, the ability of human labor to increase gradually from waking up, to a peak during the day and gradually descending, lowest at night. Now if we sleep short at noon, there will be two peaks of working ability instead of a peak.
Many early people felt tired, poorly focused, found no longer energized and took a break or went to look for coffee and drink a bottle of soft drink to gain energy.
The position for lunch breaks is also important. Some people sit upright on a working chair, some sit on the ground, and some lie on their feet, remove their shoes for relaxation, and close their eyes to sleep.
Prepare for a nap
A proper nap should be arranged carefully and some rules:
- Looking for an empty place, quiet, comfortable to take a nap.
- Turn off the lights, remove the phone. There is a black cloth covering the eyes to avoid the light as much as possible.
- Set the alarm clock 10 minutes. Too much sleep and stunned because of falling asleep, hard to wake up.
- Close your eyes, relax, to calm your soul.
- Focus on breathing, monitor the air entering the nose, throat, lungs.
- Breathe loudly so you can hear the breath and focus on it.
Many people believe that just lying quietly with your eyes closed will have the effect of restorative energy like sleeping but different in development. When you sleep, your pupils shrink, and the more you sleep, the smaller you get. When the eyes closed, the pupils still expanded
When taking a nap, many people naturally wake up without alarm, because they sleep for a long time depending on the need to relieve their fatigue. Therefore fatigue wears off very quickly, avoiding fatigue accumulation. And labor productivity is higher.
Don't believe it, try it.
But remember to close the door, lest the bosses come and see, being the first to become unemployed, having trouble with your friend.
Dr. Nguyen Y-Duc