6 Scary Reasons You Should Never Go to a Hospital in the Afternoon

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It goes against your circadian rhythm

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Most office dwellers have an acute understanding of the three o’clock slump: that feeling after lunch when fatigue sets in and productivity dwindles. “There seems to be a natural rhythm or set clock in our bodies, so many people tend to feel a little sleepy around 2 or 3 in the afternoon,” Lara Sandon, RD, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association told Elite Daily. “Some cultures have the siesta, and people find that they’re better able to concentrate if they take time off after lunch.” Doctors and nurses are no exception to this afternoon lull, but when they become fatigued on the job, the results can be catastrophic.

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