Sleep Myth Monday: Tired in the Afternoon

This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re actually not myths at all.

Myth or Truth:  If you find that you’re tired in the early afternoon, it’s a sure sign that you’re not getting enough sleep.

MYTH

According to the National Sleep Foundation, we naturally feel most tired at two times per day — 2 p.m. and 2 a.m. You can mitigate that feeling a bit by eating a healthy lunch and maybe having a cup of coffee, but in the end it seems as though the idea of a “siesta” after lunch is a wise one!

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