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Happy New Year 2016!

Catharine Willett January 29, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]W[/su_dropcap]elcome to the New Year! Some exciting things have already been happening for our company this year. As 2015 has changed to 2016, our brand name has changed too. napnook is now recharj©! As we continue to expand and change, all of us at recharj© would like to thank those who have and continue to support our…

Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

Catharine Willett February 5, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]B[/su_dropcap]reathe in…and out…breathe in…and out. This is typically what most think of when they hear the word meditation. And frankly, they are not entirely wrong. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH), meditation is the practice involving the mind and body that increases mental and physical relaxation, improves overall wellbeing, and makes a person…

Sleep’s Emotional Side Effects

Catharine Willett February 12, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]W[/su_dropcap]ith the craziness and stress of everyday life, sleep is often the first thing we sacrifice. Although it might seem at face value that more activity at the cost of sleep is beneficial, the negative impacts extend further than just disrupting your circadian rhythm. Experts have determined that there is a serious need to prioritize the time with…

How Stress Affects Your Brain

Catharine Willett February 16, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]re you sleeping restlessly? Feeling irritable or moody? Forgetting little things and feeling overwhelmed and isolated? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. You’re probably just stressed out. Stress isn’t always a bad thing. It can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in…

Healthy Effects of Coloring

Catharine Willett February 19, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]t appears that the latest trend to hit the U.S. is the adult coloring book. But, what has brought about this youthful fad? Aside from the nostalgic feelings of our easier childhood days, research from as early as 2005 until now has indicated that coloring provides similar relief that meditation and therapy offer as well. Coloring can reduce…

Your Body on No Sleep

Catharine Willett February 23, 2016 0 comments 0

One night of no sleep: Impairs movement and focus, comparable to having a blood alcohol level of .10%. You may be more likely to misinterpret neutral faces. And long-term potentiation, believed to be crucial for memory formation, is significantly impaired. Two nights of no sleep: Your oxygen intake lowers. And your anaerobic power decreases. You may start to…

Trying the Art of Meditation for the First Time

Catharine Willett March 4, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]’ve never been a huge believer in meditation or its positive effects. I was always under the impression that meditation was only for health nuts or monks. I didn’t think meditation could really make a difference in how one feels. But I was wrong. Meditation isn’t just for one type of person, nor is it only for…

Sleep Awareness Week

Catharine Willett March 6, 2016 0 comments 0

This week, March 6 to March 13 is dedicated to raising awareness about the health benefits that result from proper sleep. Specifically, this week is preparing Americans for Daylight Savings Time, beginning March 13. This initiative originates from Washington, D.C. by the National Sleep Foundation. Before losing an hour of sleep, this week is used to promote awareness of healthy…

Fact or Fiction? Meditation’s Truths

Catharine Willett March 11, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]s daily life becomes increasingly demanding and unpredictable, more people are seeking a new way to unwind. Many have found the solution to their stress through meditation; however, there are still many skeptics of the practice. Some of their doubt can be traced to the media’s misrepresentation of meditation, which has made it difficult to decipher between…

Sound Sleeping

Catharine Willett March 18, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]W[/su_dropcap]hether you realize it or not, your brain continues to process sound while you sleep. The stage of sleep governs how sensitive the body is to sound. You are the most sensitive to sound during the early hours of sleep, stages 1 and 2. However, sound can still cause a disruption in your slumber during stages 3…

Take Naps To Be More Productive

Catharine Willett March 26, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]T[/su_dropcap]he Science of Us presents: You Deserve a Break! If you’ve got a big project ahead of you, it often seems like the best tactic is to strap yourself in and work on it non-stop until you get it done. Then a few hours later, you’re likely to find yourself barely awake in front of a project…

Sleep’s Connection to Effective Leadership

Catharine Willett April 15, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]W[/su_dropcap]e’ve heard many questionable comments from Republican candidate Donald Trump, but in one of his most recent comments, he claims that his profound economic success and fame are, in part, a result of sleeping for only four hours a night. He claims his persistent work ethic puts him ahead of the competition. Unfortunately for Mr. Trump, a…

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