Registry

Nikki McKee , travel agent

“Most days I get up around 4 am so between 11am and 12 pm I find myself getting tired. Fighting it is painful and I much prefer to surrender to it and take myself off for a nap. I don’t always wait until my head starts nodding off by itself, I pre-empt it and having…

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Dr Sarah McKay, Director of the Neuroscience Academy

“I resisted urge to nap for many years. It was only when I started working for myself 10 years ago I realised that it could be a possibility. I get up at about five am so by 1 or 2.30 pm and I can feel the urge to nap. If I don’t have an urgent…

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Ita Buttrose AO OBE

NapNow recently spoke with Ita Buttrose AO OBE, legendary media editor, businesswoman, best-selling author and current host of Network Ten’s new morning show, Studio 10, about the way napping has supported her impressive life-time career. Ita is also Ambassador of Alzheimer’s Australia, does the professional speaking circuit, and is being urged by Penguin to write…

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Greg Kelly, Paediatrician, Brisbane

I am a paediatric intensive care specialist, artist and yoga teacher. I’m very interested in maximising the quality of my life and the lives of others in the broadest possible sense. Not only do I work long and unpredictable hours including nights and weekends but I am required to process lots of information, engage in…

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Betsy Faen, Counsellor, Sydney

Napping has only become a regular part of my life in the last few years since coming across NapNow. Prior to that I had been afraid to nap, because I have always had trouble sleeping at night, and I didn’t want to do anything that might jeopardise that. As well, I have never been that…

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Daniel Turissini, Washington DC

NapNow speaks to nap-entrepreneur Daniel Turissini, from his Washington DC office, about the role of napping in his life, and his business napnook. NapNow: What led you to become a napper? Daniel: My rediscovery of naps came at a steep price: my health. Much of my early educational and corporate success came as a result…

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Rebecca Wong, Journalism student, UNSW, Sydney

As a journalism student at the University of New South Wales, I’d been getting 5 hours sleep if I was lucky. Maybe it was the poor diet, the lack of exercise or the compulsive need to check my phone every five minutes, but I simply couldn’t get to sleep. The impact of not enough sleep…

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Dr Norman Swan, ABC Radio & TV

Dr Norman Swan is host of the Health Report, ABC Radio National, and of Tonic on ABC News24. Norman has been Australian Radio Producer of the Year, received a Gold Citation in the United Nations Media Peace Prizes, has won three Walkley National Awards for Australian journalism, including the prestigious Gold, and Australia’s top prize…

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