Naps after meals

Saint Hildegard recommends : « One must not give in to sleep right after a meal, until the flavours, juices and aromas have reached the areas to which they are destined.  It is better to refrain from sleeping for a while after eating, because if one falls asleep without waiting, the sleeping process will direct flavours, juices and aromas of the absorbed foods to areas that are inappropriate and are absolutely opposed to them, in order to disperse them through the tissues like dust; but if one refrains from sleeping for a little while and then later goes to sleep for about an hour, the blood and flesh benefit from this and one’s health finds itself reinforced. »