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Did You Get a Good Night’s Sleep?

recharj November 10, 2014 1 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]ccording to a “2012 Bedroom Poll” conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, almost 60% of Americans did not have a good sleep last night and will not get a good night’s sleep tonight. Shockingly enough, almost a quarter of Americans will get at best a few good night’s of sleep each month, some none at all. On average, American…

Sleep and Weight: What’s the Connection?

recharj November 17, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]F[/su_dropcap]or the past 10 years, sleep researchers Patel and Hu, have completed extensive reviews of published literature on obesity and sleep between 1966 and 2007. Longitudinal studies have demonstrated that sleeping less than 7 hours or over 9 hours each day increases mortality risk; also long and well known is the high morbidity and mortality of obesity….

What Does Weight Have To Do With Sleep Deficit?

recharj November 17, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]F[/su_dropcap]or the past 10 years, sleep researchers Patel and Hu, have completed extensive reviews of published literature on obesity and sleep between 1966 and 2007. Longitudinal studies have demonstrated that sleeping less than 7 hours or over 9 hours each day increases mortality risk; also long and well known is the high morbidity and mortality of obesity….

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…

Why an Office Amenity?

recharj December 4, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]W[/su_dropcap]ellness centers are not exclusive to individual private businesses; commercial developers and investors looking to add an amenity to  increase tenant acquisition and retention or upgrade current building facilities would find a wellness center to be a perfect fit. This is article 1 of a 3 part series. Be sure to read our subsequent posts as a followup to…

Why Focus on Sleep Health as an Office Amenity?

recharj December 4, 2014 0 comments 0

Wellness centers are not exclusive to individual private businesses; commercial developers and investors looking to add an amenity to  increase tenant acquisition and retention or upgrade current building facilities would find a wellness center to be a perfect fit. This is article 2 of a 3 part series. Be sure to read our related posts: Why an Office Amenity? What is the Value of…

What is the Value of a napnook?

recharj December 4, 2014 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]W[/su_dropcap]ellness centers are not exclusive to individual private businesses; commercial developers and investors looking to add an amenity to  increase tenant acquisition and retention or upgrade current building facilities would find a napnook to be a perfect fit. This is article 3 of a 3 part series. Be sure to read our related posts: Why an Office Amenity? Why focus…

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…

Why You Need Sleep

recharj January 8, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]i[/su_dropcap]t’s 4 a.m., and the big test is in eight hours, followed by a piano recital. You’ve been studying and playing for days, but you still don’t feel ready for either. So, what can you do? Well, you can drink another cup of coffee and spend the next few hours cramming and practicing, but believe it or…

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…

Top 10 Cool Facts About The Hippo

recharj January 15, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]L[/su_dropcap]et’s get right to it! Here are napnook’s top 10 facts about our favorite animal in the kingdom: the hippopotamus. The Hippopotamus Here are a few interesting facts that make the hippo such an awesome mammal: The name “hippopotamus” comes from the ancient Greek for “river horse”. Hippos are big…very big. In fact, they are the third-largest type…

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…

Is My Sleep Issue Temporary or Chronic?

recharj March 2, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]S[/su_dropcap]leep issues can range from simple to complicated, behavioral to clinical. Whether a particular sleep issue is temporary or chronic can depend on a number of factors. Here is the best place to start: 1. Ask the right questions First, reflect on these questions: How long has this problem existed? What is your personal history of poor sleep? How often does this…

Alteratives to Sleeping Pills?

recharj March 3, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]M[/su_dropcap]ore folks are popping sleeping pills than ever before, but for many, there are more effective solutions that can help people rest easy without being drugged. Just the every day stresses of work and responsibilities at home can make sleeping an everyday nightmare. A lack of shuteye can take its toll on both the body and mind. [blockquote…

Sleeping Pills: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

recharj March 11, 2015 1 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]D[/su_dropcap]o sleeping pills work? Yes, they do. Can you get good sleep with sleeping pills? Yes, you can. However, before running to your doctor, please be aware of the intention and risks of sleep medications. This way you are confident that you can sleep and dream safely and peacefully. It is important to recognize that sleep medications are only intended…

Am I Sleep Deprived?

recharj March 20, 2015 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]D[/su_dropcap]o you ever wonder if you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from sleep deprivation? Believe it or not, many people are fighting sleeplessness every day without knowing it as it somehow has become the new normal. We all can acknowledge the serious consequences of poor or inadequate sleep, but let us provide a short list here…

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