Melting Italian moments

Ever felt like a pisolino or suffering the sextus ……well Italy is the place for you. The explanation of the legendary “pisolino” or leisurely lunch closes all doors at 1.00 for lunchies, followed by a nap until 4 then work cranks up until 7.00 which does need some amplification for non Italians.

The explanation steeped in history is a circadian brain rhythm structure as the body clock slows down at 2.00 and revs up again at 4.00.

The Romans took a break on the sextus or 6th hour of sunshine then rested in doors due to the danger from lurking ghosts. Hence the siesta, or riposo as it is known, came into use and Oz would do well to spot a few grey ghosts of its own to help the workers.