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The Brum siesta.

Britons must no longer feel guilty about slumbering in the armchair after a heavy lunch.

Sleepiness is induced not by the fifth roast potato, the fourth pint of old wallop or even a particularly fine bottle of claret. No, the onset of tiredness after eating is caused by a natural reaction of the brain cells.

Scientists using mice - when are mice ever not involved in such experiments? - have discovered that humans have a built-in mechanism triggering the need for forty winks after a meal.

This valuable research, and the impact of global warming, suggests we should copy our continental cousins. Bring on the siesta.
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Title Annotation:Leaders
Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Aug 7, 2006
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