Do you get that 2pm slump after lunch?

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Do you get that 2pm slump after lunch?
« on: 31/05/2007 13:20:17 »
I do - it's normally about this time that my attention wanders and efficiency disappears! Does anyone know what causes this? Is it the digestive system using more blood? Is it dehydration? Is it just general apathy?
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Do you get that 2pm slump after lunch?
« Reply #1 on: 31/05/2007 14:54:02 »
Not if I have lunch at 2:30!  [:D]
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Do you get that 2pm slump after lunch?
« Reply #2 on: 31/05/2007 14:57:08 »
 Good one! [;D] So do you get a slump at 4pm?

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Do you get that 2pm slump after lunch?
« Reply #3 on: 31/05/2007 23:26:33 »
I'm normally asleep by then
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Do you get that 2pm slump after lunch?
« Reply #4 on: 01/06/2007 00:07:15 »
It is why some countries traditionally have a siesta around that time.

Certainly, the effects of the digestive system have some effect (this can be even more extreme in some animals, such as snakes, that eat rarely, but then have very massive meals - so much so, that if a snake is alarm just after eating, it may have to regurgitate its meal in order to allow it to have a rapid exit).  Whether simply the circadian rhythm also has an effect (as it has in the other low point, around 02:00-04:00 in the morning) is another question.


Ofcourse, for those people who indulge in substantially liquid lunches down at the local pub, the reason may be something totally different again.