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Why do Chinese people like to take a nap? Foreigners do not have this habit?

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Four completely different sleep habits

Studies have shown that human sleep habits, in addition to night owls, have four sleep habits, early-onset (skylar), nap, and afternoon. Everyone standing on the team, which one do you belong to?

Night owls, usually their energy can be maintained until the early hours of the morning. The skylark type, it is inevitable to get up early every morning, and it can jump from the bed every day. This makes the little series who likes to get up late admire. The nap type is probably the most typical of the Chinese. This afternoon is a bit special. This may be caused by a long-term habit, and we will not go into the real reason behind it.

In fact, these sleep habits have a certain cause. Scientists have found that some people's energy peaks in the morning or evening, but some people feel that they have the most energy between noon and night. And when you are energetic, sleeping, the difficulty is really not big, I believe everyone has a deep understanding.

Russia conducted a special study

Regarding sleep habits, the Russians did a study that showed that some people need to take a nap between 11 am and 3 pm to maintain their energetic energy. And this habit is usually loved by the Chinese. Even if it is ten minutes in the lunch break, and energetic one afternoon, is this feeling?

The study was conducted by the Institute of Advanced Neurological Activity and Neurophysiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. The researchers analyzed six questionnaires filled out by 1,305 volunteers. Most of them are women or young people. The questionnaire asked participants about their morning and evening preferences, as well as information about their circadian clock and sleep quality.

In addition, the researchers randomly asked about their feelings about their fatigue during the day, ranging from “extremely sleepy” to “extremely alert”. According to the results of the questionnaire, participants were divided into four groups. The researchers wrote: "We can clearly divide the study participants into morning, evening and two other types." Although some studies have shown that some people can maintain a full day of energy, this study did not find at this point.

The researchers wrote in the journal Personality and Individual Differences: "As many as 631 participants in the participants were determined to have early or late sleep patterns. Another 550 were classified as afternoon and nap. About 30% of the people failed to meet any of the four categories mentioned above. However, the researchers emphasized that their research relied on participants' self-reported sleep habits, so there may be some bias.

The study's head, neurobiological researcher Akadi Ptylov, said: " Further research is needed to validate these four sleep patterns. Researchers should also determine whether sleep habits are biological, genetic, or psychological. Or the influence of environmental factors." For example, some night owls choose to fight against their own biological clock in order to make the morning work easier. Of course, for those who like morning, afternoon sleep or nap, it is unclear whether they can reach the same conclusion.

Chinese people’s habit of taking lunch

When it comes to lunch breaks, I have to talk about the Chinese people’s lunch break habits. For the Chinese, whether it is a night owl or an early rise, it seems that they are very fond of lunch break.

In China, lunch break has become a very common demand. After lunch, you can see people find a variety of places for lunch breaks, sleeping desks, sleeping park benches, and sleeping trees. The lunch break is a work schedule that is unstoppable in all primary and secondary schools, and the school encourages students to take a lunch break so that they can maintain a strong learning energy during the afternoon.

The lunch break has also become an office culture in China, with a lunch break of about 2 hours in summer. Many bosses encourage employees to take lunch after lunch because they think it can improve employee productivity. It is saidHuaweiThe employees enjoy this treatment. Of course, there are exceptions. There is not much discussion about this issue. It is tears when it is said more.

Westerners’ lunch break? The world of adults does not exist

But the Chinese lunch break will also cause trouble for foreigners. In the eyes of foreigners living in China, the Chinese after lunch seem to have been enchanted and become sleepy insects. For them, it is really a contradiction to have a lunch break. If you want to sleep, you are not used to it. Because in Western society, many people think that lunch breaks are something children should do, and they should stop taking a lunch break after 5 years of age. Lunch breaks are even seen by Westerners as an act of wasting time.

Of course, there are no Westerners who do not have a lunch break. There are no lunch breaks in Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. It seems that they have no deep obsession with the lunch break, then the question is coming. Why do Chinese people forget about the lunch break?

What secrets are hidden behind the lunch break?

Xiao Bian believes that Chinese people have a lot of reasons for lunch break habits. The first is the diet problem. The staple food of the Chinese is mainly rice and noodles. There are a lot of carbohydrates in this rice noodles. When carbohydrates are digested and absorbed by the body, they will produce a lot of sugar. The Chinese are asleep when they have finished eating, and they have nothing to do with this sugar.

Second is the problem of living habits. The high-tempo living environment and heavy life pressure make many people unable to sleep normally. From morning to noon, the energy of the people has been in a downhill state. The lunch break can make people get a good adjustment, and continue to maintain strong work and study energy in the afternoon.

Then it is customary. Many people usually live with their elders when they are young. If the elders have the habit of taking a nap, we will develop this habit when we hear it from childhood. But Westerners' ancestors seem to have no habit of taking a nap, so Westerners do not have this habit.

There is also the issue of cultural differences. ChineseHealthThe way, since ancient times. Lunch breaks have become a way for people to maintain their health. In order to achieve health and longevity, many Chinese have developed a habit of lunch break. Of course eatHot PotIt is better to be cautious in the way of sputum medicine and beer in the beer glass.

In fact, talking about so much, no matter what kind of sleep habits, maintaining adequate sleep is the right way to open your life. After all, the body is the capital of the revolution. Don't look at all kinds of news of death, and worry about "death". In other words, Xiao Bian also began to worry about his body.

In fact, lack of sleep has a variety of hazards. Poor sleep can lead to anxiety, which in turn leads to lack of sleep. Lack of sleep is considered a serious problem when it affects a person's daily life. Xiaobian is here to give you a little advice:

1. Develop sleep habits that sleep and get up at the same time every day, which can help you shorten your time in bed and get more sleep time.

2, calm music, breathing exercises, imagine some happy memories and meditation can also promote sleep.

3. Stop using electronic devices about an hour before going to bed can also prepare you for sleep.

4, it is really difficult to sleep, you can choose to take appropriate sleeping pills to help sleep, but be sure to follow the doctor's advice.

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