Alert, the incorrect way of lunch break but make you feel more uncomfortable


We all know that taking a lunch break is an important task for office workers. After all, after a morning's work, the lunch break can let us revitalize in the afternoon. However, you should not underestimate the break after lunch, it has a lot to do! Even if you feel sleepy, you should never rush to lie down because your body needs enough time to digest and absorb food. If you don't hesitate to take a lunch break right after eating, it may cause discomfort to your body.

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We often see people fall asleep right after eating as if it is a natural thing to do. However, this habit is a certain risk. Just after eating, food digestion requires a lot of blood and oxygen supply to the gastrointestinal tract, the result is that the blood supply to the brain is reduced, which can lead to insufficient blood supply to the brain, thereby increasing the risk of stroke. So, we have to wait for about 30 minutes to an hour for the body to digest the food properly and for the blood to stop rushing to the gastrointestinal tract.


One more thing, you can't nap too long. Too long of a nap can cause your body to fall into a deep stage of sleep. Once you wake up, you may feel heavy and disoriented, which then interferes with your next activities. Moreover, too long a nap may also bring you a series of uncomfortable symptoms, such as back pain, dizziness, chest tightness and shortness of breath and so on. Therefore, we recommend that the nap time is best controlled in about 15 to 30 minutes, never more than 45 minutes. This is enough time to give your body a short break, but not so long that you fall into a deep sleep. If you need a longer rest, it's best to opt for a full night's sleep to fulfil your body's needs.

This will help you maintain the natural curve of your cervical spine and take pressure off your back and cervical spine. In contrast, sleeping on your back is the guy who puts an added burden on the cervical and lumbar spine, which can lead to pain and discomfort. So try to avoid sleeping on your stomach, or if you must, find a suitable pillow to support your head and cervical spine.

That being said, napping is not for everyone. If you are already suffering from severe insomnia, then napping may further disrupt your nighttime sleep. In this case, it's best to avoid napping and give yourself the opportunity for more nighttime sleep.

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So, take naps in moderation and pay attention to your posture. However, if you have insomnia issues, be careful with the timing of your naps to leave more room for nighttime sleep. Remember, a healthy lunch break is what will keep you energized in the afternoon and keep your cervical and lumbar spine from becoming a source of complaint!

 Remember, an incorrect lunch break can make you doubly uncomfortable. Naps should also be moderate, not too long or deep. Keeping your lunch break moderate will make you more energized for the challenges of work in the afternoon.