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Cultivating the "Baporiyu"

The advantages of daytime naps

Bhavin Jankharia
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Cultivating the "Baporiyu"
The advantages of daytime naps

In my piece on Sleep, the sixth question I asked (and answered) was “Do Daytime Naps Help?”. The answer is that they do help, though whether you nap for 25 or 35 minutes is irrelevant, while longer naps may not help.

“Baporiyu” is a Gujarati word for an afternoon siesta, most famously associated with the city of Rajkot, where everyone stops working in the afternoon, goes home to have lunch and naps. For many, the term is slang for not just an afternoon nap but also afternoon sex. Our focus in this article, is entirely on the nap portion of the “baporiyu”

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