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3 Ways Power Naps Improve Your Mood

Michelle A October 27, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]Y[/su_dropcap]ou may think of naps as exclusively for young children. Or you may hold the idea that napping during the day will keep you from getting a good night’s sleep later. These sleep myths have given adult napping a bad name—so much so that Americans in particular are becoming more and more sleep-deprived. However, research has begun…

3 (more) Ways Power Napping Can Improve Our Health

Michelle A November 3, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]O[/su_dropcap]ur bodies crave sleep—they need it—they depend on it. Yet, despite the fact that we have long known the benefits of sleep, Gallup reports that fewer and fewer Americans are getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep our bodies naturally need. And the results of national fatigue are causing a ripple effect on our health:…

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week 2014

Michelle A November 10, 2014 2 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]D[/su_dropcap]rowsy driving takes center stage November 2-9 during Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. Spearheaded by the National Sleep Foundation, this week is used to build public awareness of the dangers of sleepless and sleepy drivers. The organization also encourages politicians at local, state, and national levels to evaluate and improve legislation pertaining to preventing the prevalence of unsafe…

Naps on the Job: Businesses That Support Napping

Michelle A November 26, 2014 1 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]t’s about 1pm; workers are disappearing from the office. Person by person, they quietly sneak off into darkened back rooms. For thirty minutes, employees resist work, shut their minds off, and drift into a gentle, restorative nap; all with the approval of their employer. The idea of allowing workers to nap on the job may strike caution…

10 Reason Why You Should Let Your Employees Nap at Work

Michelle A December 9, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]t’s 2pm and your customers are banging down your company’s door. Instead of productive, creative, and energetic workers, your employees spend their time muddling through mundane tasks and counting down the hours until 5pm. If this is an everyday occurrence, your office may be facing a sleep deprivation issue. According to a 2008 poll of full time…

What is Sleep Debt?

Michelle A December 17, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]H[/su_dropcap]ealth headlines this month have revealed a concerning trend among North Americans: We are not getting enough sleep—and our health is suffering dramatically from it. Many experts agree that eight hours is the optimal amount of sleep for adolescents and adults; however, a recent study released by National Geographic found that nearly half of Americans surveyed only…

Top 5 Sleep Disorders, Symptoms, and Treatments

Michelle A December 29, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]F[/su_dropcap]or those with sleep disorders, bedtime can be a nightmare—inability to sleep, restless slumbers, even issues during waking hours. The list below outlines several of the most common sleep disorders. If you suspect you have one or show multiple symptoms, talk to your medical provider, so you can find a better night’s rest. 1.   Sleep Apnea According…

Five Foods For a Better Night’s Sleep

Michelle A January 12, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]T[/su_dropcap]he Centers for Disease Control reports that 4% of adults over the age of 20 reported taking sleep medications in the last month. This is no surprise, considering the number of those being diagnosed with a sleep-related disorder is on the rise. However, instead of turning to pharmaceutical drugs, many doctors and researchers are taking a better…

Quick Sleep Hygiene Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

Michelle A January 26, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]ctivities like brushing our teeth, showering regularly, and wearing fresh clothing all establish a daily routine that sets our body up for a healthy day. But when we think of hygiene, we seldom think of sleep. However, sleep hygiene, which is defined by the National Sleep Foundation as habits and routines that allow the body to get…

At Risk for Fatigue: Teachers and Students

Michelle A February 12, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap] lack of sleep has become a major problem plaguing American society—that’s why we discussed top 10 people at high risk for fatigue earlier on the napnook blog. Atlantic Health Sleep Centers reports that nearly 75% of Americans report experiencing fatigue or sleep disorder like symptoms several times per week. Harvard Medical School reports that obstructed sleep…

The Impact of Fatigue

Michelle A February 23, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]Y[/su_dropcap]our eyes droop, your mind sinks or wanders, and your body slowly breaks down. You are tired. You are fatigued. Feeling this way can be perfectly normal given how stressful day-to-day life demands can be. However, when an entire nation is taken over by the side effects of fatigue, the impact of sleepiness can be both dangerous…

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