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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…

Top 10 Benefits of the Power Nap

recharj September 9, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]L[/su_dropcap]unch has ended and now it’s time to finish the tasks you slated for completion this afternoon (TPS reports for Mr. Lumbergh?). Except, quickly the mid-afternoon sluggishness kicks in and you are left battling your body’s natural lethargy. But, before committing to another thermos-sized cup of java and cyber-slacking the rest of the day, consider surrendering to your…

The Role of Melatonin in Reducing Pain and Inducing Sleep

Dr. Sharon Takiguchi September 16, 2014 1 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]E[/su_dropcap]nvision arising every morning with pain and fatigue. Diseases like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine and insomnia produce symptoms of pain, tiredness, sleep disturbances, emotional alterations, bowel irregularities and an impaired ability to concentrate. The symptoms in these conditions never go away and individuals with these and other painful conditions look for medication and treatments…

Sleep, Your Health and More

Dr. Sharon Takiguchi September 23, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]N[/su_dropcap]eurological Sciences published a thought provoking article on the historical basis of sleep hygiene or translated to mean healthy sleep rules in June 2012. The basis of healthy sleeping goes back to the scientific work of an Italian, Paolo Mantegazza, who described indications for sleep hygiene. His observations on sleep remain valid today and match the concept…

“Limitless” Benefits of the Power Nap

recharj September 29, 2014 5 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]T[/su_dropcap]he movie Limitless features a struggling young author, Eddie, who finds instant wealth and success by stumbling upon a drug that exponentially enhances his cognitive abilities. The drug (NZT) is not a publicly available narcotic and supply is low; those that have it, fight to keep it and those that don’t, compete to find it . NZT works…

Top 10 People at High Risk of Fatigue

recharj October 15, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]T[/su_dropcap]he average individual today has more responsibilities and obligations than ever before and sadly, sleep is often pushed to the back burner. Even with a good night’s sleep, the typical day can be exhausting. The results from insufficient sleep and interruptions in our normal sleep cycle can come with some serious consequences to our bodies and minds.  This is known as fatigue…

8 Famous People Who Napped

recharj October 21, 2014 0 comments 0

Think napping is just for slackers? Think again. Some of the most respected and admired leaders, scientist, writers, and artists in history knew that to harness the power of a nap meant to be at the top of their game at all times. Below you will find a short list of some of the most famous people who napped; an assembly…

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…

Announcing the “napnook network”

recharj November 3, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]T[/su_dropcap]he “napnook network” is a group of Sleep Health Professionals who specialize in educating, mentoring, and coaching clients on healthy sleep practices. Our sleep health experts have designed and executed a wide range of solutions—enabling companies to drive organizational and personal well-being, performance, and growth. [promo_box title=”Hire a Sleep Specialist” button_link=”http://www.napnook.com/contact-us/” button_text=”Contact us” image=”http://www.napnook.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/healthprofessionals21.jpg”]Request a Sleep Health Professional to…

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: napnook Awareness

recharj November 4, 2014 1 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]T[/su_dropcap]he National Sleep Foundation has declared this week, November 2-9, 2014, “Drowsy Driving Prevention Week®” in an effort to reduce the number of fatigue-related accidents on the road. At napnook, we will be spreading awareness of Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® by showcasing our hippo mascot in purple! [blockquote type=”intext”]“The napnook purple hippo will be displayed as a symbol for drowsy…

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