taking a nap...

@pree_6 (434)
India
June 4, 2007 1:22pm CST
wil sleeping in the afternoon cause increase in weight..i hav heard it from quite a lot of people...what do u ppl think?...
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@dbhattji (2506)
• India
7 Jun 07
According ayurveda vamkukshi (nap in the afternoon) for 15 minutes after lunch is good for your health, it does not mean deep sleep but just lying down. It does not increase your wieght but your overall sleeping time and pattern does affect your wieght
• Canada
7 Jun 07
My very first thought when I read these posts is what about "siesta?" Our Mexican neighbours to the south, have a "siesta" every day after lunch (course it's the hottest time of the day)but we do not see them as an obese nation like the Cdn/Americans. They have a short rest time...and then put in a good after-noons work. On my many trips to Mexico, I would say that we should be taking lessons from them re;stature-weight ratio.
@pree_6 (434)
• India
7 Jun 07
thanks for d response...hav a nice day...
@AmbiePam (56901)
• United States
4 Jun 07
As long as you get a good workout from your other activities, taking a nap is not bad for you. In fact, if a nap is about 30 minutes, it is recommended. It slows your heart beat and gives the heart a break from pumping so quickly. Also, it gives time to re-oxygenate your blood. I KNOW I didn't spell that right - sorry. And by workout, which I talked about at the beginning, I mean going places, walking up and down stairs at a job during the course of a day, and 30 minutes a day of plain old good exercise.
@pree_6 (434)
• India
4 Jun 07
fine...thanks for d response...
@SarahPT (136)
• United States
11 Jun 07
Actually, taking a nap can HELP weight loss if you don't sleep a full night each night. When we sleep our bodies prodcue a hormone that curbs the appetite. When we don't get enough sleep our bodies produce extra of the hormone that causes our appetites to increase. So those who don't sleep enough have a tendency to feel hungrier, therefor eat more. Sleep also effects cortisol production. Cortisol plays a role in weight loss. So don't hesitate to nap if you feel you need it! Sarah Brown www.sarahpersonaltraining.com
@Amit1975 (204)
• India
5 Jun 07
It is true that whoever sleeps in the afternoon becomes flabby and gain weight. If you try not to sleep and instead read books or listen to music.Then you have less risk of gaining weight.
@pree_6 (434)
• India
5 Jun 07
hmmmm...thanks for d response...hav a nice day..
@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I don't know about sleeping in the afternoon causing weight gain, but I have heard from several sources that not getting enough sleep is a big cause of weight gain. That being the case, if an afternoon nap means that you are better rested overall, then maybe it could actually be a good thing? I think the most important thing is to look at the big picture to try to have the most balanced approach to health & fitness.
@pree_6 (434)
• India
5 Jun 07
thanks for d response...hav a nice day...
• United States
4 Jun 07
I don't think it causes an increase in weight, and I've not heard of any scientific studies that concludes that. A report from Science News states that midday napping may enhance a person's ability to learn certain tasks. It went on to say that trials indicated that naps refresh specific neural circuits. (See sciencenews.org) This is certainly good news for those of us who enjoy an afternoon snooze!!
@pree_6 (434)
• India
4 Jun 07
thanks a lot for d info...thanks for d response...