September 2011 Sleep Deep

Woman sleeping with Jane Austen
Glossy eyes, heavy shoulders, head slowly making its way to your desk…does this sound like you everyday around 4pm? We are giving you permission to nap! Research shows that a nap of just 26 minutes can boost performance by as much as 34 percent, and indulging in this small slumber can also reduce stress, aid in weight loss, improve memory and reduce your risk for heart disease.

NLT: Need some help inducing a mid-day snooze? Try the Ultimate Nap Kit from The Relaxation Company. Complete with a relaxation CD, Aromatherapy Lavender Sleep Balm, eye mask and ear plugs, this kit ensures you will drift off into afternoon peace. Or try the Power Nap app by Soundscapes. It provides a selection of relaxing tracks and can fade out once you’ve fallen asleep.

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