From the BBC News website:
“A jobless security worker has won a competition billed as Spain’s [first] siesta championship, napping for 17 minutes in a busy shopping centre. Ecuadorean Pedro Soria Lopez took first place and 1,000 euros (£890) for his efforts – or lack of them.”
“Judges awarded points for the speed with which participants fell asleep, the volume of their snoring, the most original sleeping position and the best-dressed sleeper.”
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This sounds like a great competition, but I probably wouldn’t have won it. 🙂 I used to have a lot of trouble falling asleep in the past. Even when I went to bed early, I would spend hours thinking about all the things I had done that day. I would also think about all the things I should have done that day!
I would then go on to assess the current situation of my life. It was as though I was watching TV with my eyes closed! My thoughts would just keep on coming, like waves approaching the shores of the beach.
Blog editor: Hey! What’s with all the poetry nonsense?!
Moja: Oh yeah! Where was I?
I’m starting to sleep better now. Okay, so back to the competition. It was organised by the National Association of Friends of the Siesta, and they plan to take the competition abroad. Some of my friends love having afternoon naps, but I always thought they were a waste of time.
Should we encourage afternoon naps in the UK? People always look so tired on their way to work. Maybe a 30-minute “power nap” is just what people need after lunch. You never know, it might boost the morale of workers and have a positive effect on productivity. I’m going to consider having power naps on my days off. 🙂 Good idea or a waste of time?
- Beaumont Enterprise: Snoring Ecuadorean wins Spanish siesta contest (beaumontenterprise.com)
- You: Ecuadorean wins siesta contest (guardian.co.uk)
- Snoring Ecuadorean wins siesta contest (msnbc.msn.com)