A Horizontal Break can Change Your State

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Blog |

Is there any health benefit in simply lying-down? No meditation, no napping, no active stretching, just lying there for a bit? As it turns out, adopting a horizontal pose can indeed deliver significant psychological and physiological benefits, especially for sedentary, computer-based workers. NapNow Founder Thea O'Connor offers 5 good reasons to change your posture from

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Sleep-Cycle Apps

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Blog |

Whenever I address the importance of sleep in one of my seminars on Personal Sustainability for Leaders and Teams, I ask if anyone in the audience has used a sleep-cycle app such as Sleep Cycle or Sleep Bot. There is always a handful of people who have, and their experience ranges from ‘so-so’ to ‘great

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Use ‘Graded Assertiveness’ to ask for a break

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Blog |

How can workers learn to speak up about the importance of taking breaks to mitigate tiredness?  Graded Assertiveness offers one approach.  NapNow asks health services improvement coach Jane Stanfield,  how we can apply it in the office.   Imagine you’ve been working on an important project with your manager or boss for about three hours

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Breaking Up Your Day is Key to Success

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Blog |

Whether aiming to excel at work or simply survive, breaks are essential, writes NapNow Founder Thea O'Connor Brahams, Napolean and Churchill had one thing in common – they all had a habit of napping. These famous high achievers demonstrated that the secret to success isn’t just about whether you can go long and hard, but

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Sleep deprived University students need somewhere to nap

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Blog |

Rebecca Smyth, law/journalism student from University of NSW calls for nap spaces in Universities.  Meanwhile she and her fellow students have to rely on late nights, all-nighters and caffeine to get through. During my first year I used to think how lazy and rude students were for nodding off in the middle of lectures. But then it happened

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The Surprising Thing about Burnout and Napping

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Blog |

Megan Hills, MyBurnoutThing. There’s something rather surprising about burnout and napping. Any guesses? I could slowly roll out the red carpet and drum-roll the answer. But I'm too tired. So here it is: when you have burnout you can't sleep. Also, when burnt out, you tend to make wild generalisations. Obviously you get SOME sleep,

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