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Revealed: Why our brains get so tired in the afternoon – and how to beat the slump


by Mark Molloy

26 MAY 2016 • 11:47AM

It’s known as the dreaded 2:30 feeling.

You’ve had your eight hours of sleep, a very productive morning and a healthy lunch – but as the afternoon hits you start to fall into a post-lunch slump.

Feeling drowsy after lunch is completely natural, according to Dr Fiona Kerr, a neuro specialist from the University of Adelaide, who explains that humans are “built for two sleeps a day”.—and-how/