This relaxed way of living, combined with family values, creates a siesta between 1:30 and 4:30 in the afternoon when businesses are closed so that families can break bread.
An afternoon siesta may be tempting, however, if you are having difficulty sleeping, you may need to cut down on your naptime or eliminate naps altogether.
This includes playing in the river or the ocean, sitting under the umbrella having a nice relaxing lunch and then, you guessed it, a very long siesta.
Darken the room, turn off the phone, put the dog out and settle down for a long siesta.
In his habits he was punctual and regular, transacting his business early in the morning, and enjoying his siesta after a drive.
A sort of table or bench stands outside, used by the men only, for meals and for the subsequent siesta.
It took a short siesta at noon, and boomed once more toward night, as the sun was withdrawing his influence.