Is the siesta an adaption to disease? A cross-cultural examination

Human Nature Vol/Iss. 11 Published In Pages: 233-258
By Barone, T. Lynne


This study examines the variability of siestas across cultures and considers how factors including climate, subsistence type, and disease susceptability relate to the presence or absence of siestas. The author finds a significant relationship between siestas and the presence of malaria.

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