I have a secret! I will tell you what it is as long as you do not judge me for it…
I love to snooze in the afternoon
I love naps. I love resting. I love hopping into bed for a full-on sleep after lunch. It is one of my life’s pleasures. And now I have moved to Crete, where most of the shops and businesses close for siesta time… I get to nap guilt-free!
In the summer here, many businesses open early at 7.00 or 8.00am and close early, between 2.00pm and 5.30pm. Then they open up again well into the evening. The streets are quieter in the afternoons and the scene is set for enjoying a homemade meal followed by a relaxing snooze.
Reasearch shows that most people do not get enough sleep. That is enough deep, relaxed and restful sleep to fully recover from the stresses and strains of their day.
Sleep is as important to our health as eating, drinking and breathing. It allows our bodies to repair themselves and our brains to consolidate our memories and process information. Poor sleep is linked to physical problems such as a weakened immune system and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.
It is possible to address your sleep problems using The Emotion Code™ and The Body Code™ which can release the stressful Negative Trapped Emotions creating an obstacle to a restful night. This is particularly important for new parents and people recovering from illness or surgery, however, everyone can benefit from a better quality of sleep.
If you are sleep deprived why not think of a way to add an afternoon power snooze to your day? Even 20 minutes a day can make an enormous difference to your focus, creativity, energy levels and mood.
Or come along to Your Writer’s Retreat in Crete and enjoy living – and napping – like a local…