No, the nap does not only concern the elderly who have eaten too much. Author of the book “Praise of the siesta”, polytechnician and passionate about preventive medicine, Bruno Comby has understood this for a long time. A wealth of advice for a break at the right time.
10 good reasons to take a nap
1. Because it’s simple to do
Nothing is easier than taking a nap. Here are the steps : closing your eyes; maximum relaxation of all muscles; slow, deep breathing; let a feeling of calm and well-being settle in. This sensation is linked to the appearance of alpha-type electric waves in your brain. They are particularly beneficial by their relaxing dimension. Don’t hesitate to stretch at the start or after your nap. Get up slowly.
2. Because the ancients knew its virtues
As Jacques Chirac nicely underlined in the preface to Bruno Comby’s book: “Rest is a serious matter, the quality of which conditions our existence. Many religions have made sleep sacred, of which Charles Péguy wrote that he is “the friend of God and of man”. The ancients knew that the key to dreams is also that of balance and happiness, and recommended the practice of napping. “