A mayor in a Spanish town has declared that it’s compulsory for all residents to take a siesta (afternoon sleep) during the day. The town of Ador in Valencia has decreed that everything must close and people are to bed down between the hours of 2pm and 5pm, the peak heat hours in the country.
Mayor Joan Faus Vitoria of Ador in Valencia declared 2 to 5 p.m. as the official time for the city’s residents to take their afternoon siestas. The mayor recommended residents to keep quiet and children be kept inside to prevent noise from traveling into open windows.
At 1.30pm, a police officer calls over a loud speaker telling residents to prepare for their afternoon sleep. Besides, several studies carried out over the years have shown that afternoon naps work wonders for the brain and even benefit the body’s immune system.
Residents are assured that no action will be taken if they choose not to sleep.