A few days ago, talking with some guests here at Hotel Angela, they asked me about “siesta”. They were telling me that they had never practised this and during these holidays they had started to do it everyday. They were surprised to see how energised and revitalised they felt and this inspired me to share with you this post with information on the healthy benefits of a “siesta”.
‘Siesta’ is a brief nap taken afer the meal, very common in Spain. Although this country is worlwide known for this way of living, it is not only done in Spain. Many other hot countries also take a siesta. It is said that it is good for your health as it preventes tiredness, stress and improves your blood circulation, thus, your health. But it is also a biological response as the blood level of glucose decreases causing drowsiness that may tempt you to take a nap.
If you are not used to naps take our advice: don’t sleep more than a half an hour, but surely try a siesta. Here, at the Costa del Sol, is the best place to experience this fit tradition.