Siesta Time / シエスタタイム

2017.8.19 [Language Center Blog] 教職員  担当: Sinéad O’ Connor


 Do you know what a siesta is? It's a nap - a short time in the day where you sleep. Siesta are a normal part of life in hot countries such as Mexico, Peru, Brazil, and even Spain. My younger sister lived in Madrid, Spain for a few years. She said that from 2pm until 5pm all shops and businesses closed and people went to sleep. Even schools closed. Because she was a teacher that meant that from 2pm to 5pm she had a break and then went back to school at 5pm. We don't have siesta in Ireland so that was strange for her.


 I read an article this morning that says people all over the world should start to take a siesta. The timing is important though - you shouldn't sleep for more than 20 minutes. Longer than 20 minutes will make your body think it's night time. Napping is proven to refresh our brain and allows us to work better afterwards.

What do you think? Do you think Japan should have siesta?
あなたはどう思いますか。日本人もシエスタを取るべきだと思いますか。   Translated by H.K 高2