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What is the difference between nap and siesta?

Asked by sangeetha, 16 Jan '09 11:42 pm
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When I worked an lived in Spain it was common to have a siesta in the afternoon when the temperatures were at their highest. Shops would shut and everything went quiet for a couple of hours. Whereas a nap is shorter and can be taken at any time of day.
Answered by Janis, 16 Jan '09 11:46 pm

 
  
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Siesta is an afternoon nap whilst nap can happen any time
Answered by Saj Sierra, 16 Jan '09 11:43 pm

 
  
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A nap is sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed). The word siesta is Spanish, from the Latin hora sexta - "the sixth hour" (counting from dawn, therefore noon, hence "midday rest"). A short nap after lunch is siesta in Spanish and Latin American countries.
Answered by Jayakrishnan, 16 Jan '09 11:52 pm

 
  
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The difference between daytime awake blood pressure and night-time blood ... this to be true for night-time sleep as well as for daytime nap (the siesta).
Answered by Rabindranath Sahu, 16 Jan '09 11:43 pm

 
  
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Both are same. As per dictionary siesta relates to aftrnoon nap where as the nap is short sleep during day time.
Answered by Mahadevan Subramaniapillai, 16 Jan '09 11:53 pm

 
  
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Both are same. As per dictionary siesta relates to aftrnoon nap where as the nap is short sleep during day time
Answered by prashant prashar, 17 Jan '09 11:50 am

 
  
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Siesta after lunch
nap any time and any place
Answered by satnam bali, 17 Jan '09 11:28 am

 
  
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Now what to say dear ,,,,,I think we already have good contributions from Jayakrishnan, janis, Sai Sierra, Mahadevan and all others. Thanks
Answered by Amit Sharma, 17 Jan '09 11:12 am

 
  
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Siesta is afternoon nap while nap is a short sleep.
Answered by prabhakar pandit, 17 Jan '09 08:55 am

 
  
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There is no difference...
Answered by Lucky, 17 Jan '09 08:30 am

 
  
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