Don’t sleep on the benefits of napping

As small children, we all fought our parents about taking naps. We were so afraid we might somehow miss something exciting that we would struggle to stay awake as long as possible, until sheer exhaustion finally won out. Now that we are adults, it seems as though we would give almost anything to stop in the middle of the day for a nice long nap. The Spanish concept of a siesta – a two-hour rest period in the middle of the day after lunch – seems almost too good to be true.