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Completed The ALS Challenge? The Nap Challenge Is Next…

recharj September 2, 2014 0 comments 0

[paragraph][su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]T[/su_dropcap]he ALS ice bucket challenge has gone viral recently to raise awareness for a very serious issue, but there is another issue that has gone unnoticed for years: napping and its role in preventative health. There is a current stigma that surrounds napping; most people assume nappers are slackers, lazy, or simply do not have enough work to keep them occupied.[/paragraph]

[paragraph]This couldn’t be further from the truth. In terms of sleep wellness, your overall health and productivity, napping has been linked to huge benefits – from increasing alertness, boosting focus, raising creativity levels and decreasing stress, naps should be just as important to you as making sure you eat lunch.[/paragraph]

[blockquote type=”intext”]That’s why we are challenging you, your friends, your family, your co-workers and everyone else you know to raise awareness to the benefits of napping – even during the workday– with the Nap Challenge.[/blockquote]

[paragraph]Here’s how it works:[/paragraph]

[paragraph]1. Take a photo of a friend, coworker, or stranger napping and Tweet your photo to @napnook with the hashtag #napchallenge. [/paragraph]

[paragraph]2. Tag a friend to challenge them as well. It’s that simple! [/paragraph]

[paragraph]Don’t think they will believe the benefits of napping and your sleep health? Let them take NASA’s word for it. In a joint study between NASA and the FAA, naps were found to increase performance by 34% and increase physiological alertness by 100%.[/paragraph]

[paragraph]It is time to take a stand against post-lunch grogginess and take advantage of naps. Instead of sluggishly trying to power through an 8 hour day, workers can be doing the exact same amount of work, with better results and less stress, by simply taking a nap during the day.[/paragraph]

[paragraph]Take a pre- or post-nap photo and Tweet @napnook while challenging a friend. The first step to undoing the stigma surrounding naps is to be active in promoting the benefits. Take the first step in naptivism (yep, napping activism) and take part in the nap challenge today! Your body will thank you for it.[/paragraph]
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