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Old 05-28-2015, 06:07 PM   #41
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Maybe try some form of meditation, only takes 15-20 minutes, the benefits have been well researched.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:23 PM   #42
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Maybe try some form of meditation, only takes 15-20 minutes, the benefits have been well researched.
I've tried that. Puts me to sleep every time!
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I've tried that. Puts me to sleep every time!
It's actually very comfortable and you won't be falling asleep if you use a meditation stool like this lady.

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Sleep research has identified generally times of the day when adults are most likely to want to sleep: 3-7AM and 1-3PM secondarily. In other words, feeling sleepy in the afternoon is normal. Perhaps it is industrial society that has dictated what are supposed to be our "normal" sleep pattern. I noticed when I was working that at 2:30 PM every day, I had a period of overwhelming sleepiness. It went away spontaneously. The intensity of this feeling was overwhelming the past 5 years. One of my physician colleagues who works 24 shifts always tried for a brief afternoon nap, as that improved her focus at other times.

.When I was in college, as my day permitted, I would take a nap as soon as I got home at 5PM and woke up at 6PM, ate dinner, and went back to studying until 11PM-midnight. It was a pattern that worked spectacularly well in terms of grades.

Sleep can be amazingly restorative. It has been years since I even caught a cold, but if I get sick even with a cold, I do much better if I can send myself to bed for extra recovery time.

Here is a link to an interesting and informative research group on sleep:

Body Clock & Sleep - National Sleep Foundation

It's ok to be sleepy in the afternoon. It doesn't mean you are ill.
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Know any cures for afternoon blahs?
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Know any cures for afternoon blahs?

Sorry to say but I believe it's diet if you cut out the starches I'll bet you drop twenty pounds and feel a whole lot better... I find I never recover (wake up) from an afternoon nap.


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Sorry to say but I believe it's diet if you cut out the starches I'll bet you drop twenty pounds and feel a whole lot better... I find I never recover (wake up) from an afternoon nap.


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I agree. Gradually over the past few years I have become a bit too lazy to do my workouts in the morning. Since it is now done in the afternoon I have to eat a very light lunch such as a salad of just eggs with no bread. A starchy or heavy meat intake ruins my desire to do anything the rest of the afternoon. I kinda miss the youthful days of a Big Mac meal followed 30 minutes later by a weight lifting session and 3-5 mile run.


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