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Adult Napping: A New Sweeping Trend

Talia May 11, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]H[/su_dropcap]ave you ever heard the phrase, “A dog’s life”? If so, you may have wondered what makes a dog’s life so leisurely. It is perhaps the fact that a dog can just up and nap during the day, and be ready to bark as soon as he wakes up. In fact, over 85% of all mammals have…

A Good Night’s Sleep: The Thin Line Between Happiness and Depression

Talia May 20, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]W[/su_dropcap]hether you heard your grandma say it or heard it in your favorite song, “Everybody gets the blues.” But just how true is that? Of course, let us first distinguish between the blues, as in feeling down in the dumps, and legitimate depression. Everyone has most likely been bummed out before; but when speaking about depression, that’s…

Is the Latest Sleep Tech Really Helpful?

Talia May 25, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]O[/su_dropcap]ur bodies and brains need sleep. And while the debate rages on concerning how many hours one should sleep per night—e.g. 6, 8, more, etc—the fact is that sleeping recharges our brain, helps our muscles recuperate and heal, and it restores our bodies’ energy levels. Healthy sleep can aid in maintaining a healthy weight, helping with back…

Yoga for a Better Sleep

Talia June 1, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]M[/su_dropcap]any are undoubtedly skeptics when it comes to claims, particularly eastern claims, pertaining to the abilities of the body to tap into existentialism; e.g. tapping into chi or mysterious spirit energy. And such is to be expected in this age of instant communication and boundless information. Most people prefer to see facts before believing.So, when you hear…

The Worst Pre-Bedtime Sleeping Habits

Talia June 8, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]f one were to take all the many millions of people in America alone who suffered from regular sleeplessness, you would find more people unable to sleep than residents of nations like Canada and the UK. Sleeplessness is a huge problem all across the globe, and unfortunately sleeplessness is often self-inflicted. Of course, as one might say…

Beauty Sleep: Fact or Fiction?

Talia June 15, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap] need to get my beauty sleep!” – One of the most popular turns of phrases. The concept of beauty sleep basically relies on sleep being a factor of restoration to a person’s physical appearance: Those fine lines, taught skin, etc, all improving with the correct amount of sleep. But how true is beauty sleep as a…

Is Sleeping Naked Actually Beneficial?

Talia June 30, 2015 1 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]T[/su_dropcap]here are numerous old wives’ tales, remedies and urban legends revolving around sleep. Some insist you should wear socks to sleep. Some believe that a good night’s sleep requires sleeping on your side. The meme generation and its lifehacks believe that you should blink about 400 times to make your eyes very tired. And, some people even…

The Wonderful, Beneficial World of Naps

Talia July 6, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]F[/su_dropcap]or many years, it was considered a colloquialism that naps were for children and the elderly; and that young, healthy, strong adults did not need naps. However, as more is uncovered about naps, their many health benefits and medical uses, it’s becoming clearer that these short bursts of rests taken during the day are actually very advantageous,…

The Types of Naps People Take

Talia July 13, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]S[/su_dropcap]leep, for many people, is very hard to come by and is viewed as sacred time. For others, however, sleep comes fairly easy. Regardless, we all feel drained during a hard workday and struggle to recharge the energy necessary to continue an active lifestyle. Enter the nap. A nap is like a great balancing tool for those…

The Need to Sleep in the Dark

Talia July 20, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]E[/su_dropcap]volution is an incredibly smart mechanism, because it has to be. Natural selection dictates which genes proliferate, which die out, which are expressed, etc. Everything we are today we owe to evolution. Our ability to think and have visual minds, our hand-eye coordination, our vitamin production, and so much more. A healthy human body functions incredibly well…

A Rational Defense of Sleeping Alone

recharj July 27, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap] nice warm glass of milk and cookies: people think that helps you sleep at night. Well, the science would say that just increases your blood sugar, so it really shouldn’t put you to sleep. What it does is comfort you; just like having the person you love sleeping next to you in the same bed. But,…

The Most Sleep Deprived Jobs People Work

Talia August 2, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]S[/su_dropcap]ome folks work the prototypical ‘9-to-5’ job, while others work jobs with odd and inconsistent hours. While both groups are subject to suffering from habitual sleeplessness, certainly the specific challenges and targeted solutions are different. Yes, as you might have imagined, this data has been polled to pinpoint which jobs leave workers the most sleep deprived, and…

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…

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