Ita’s career in television, radio and print media has involved executive and editing roles for major Australian media companies including Australian Consolidated Press (now Bauer Media), News Ltd and Fairfax and  her own media company, Capricorn Publishing.  She was  founder of  Cleo magazine, has written eleven books, and is the National Ambassador for Dementia Australia. NapNow spoke with…

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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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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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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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“Being of Italian decent the afternoon nap has always been as sacred to me as Sunday morning church for my mother. Obviously this wasn’t easy to do as an employee. But for the last 5 years I have been my own boss running my own business in therapy, speaking, writing and coaching. This has enabled…

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Nap Challenge Participant: 

As an acupuncturist I know that Napping replenishes Yin in the body. Our very Yang lifestyles tend to burn up a lot of the cooling Yin, so I see napping as a great way to keep the body and mind in balance throughout the day. On the days that I do nap,…

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I have been napping at work for 7 years now I think, not every day but often. When I was an apprentice I used to go into the room where the safe was kept and lie down on the floor and my boss would come and wake me up (I had a great boss) because…

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Lack of sleep is a common seizure trigger for many people living with epilepsy, including myself. Knowing that I needed sleep to keep my seizures at bay I built naps into my schedule several years ago. I found that just a 20-30 minute nap in the afternoon gave my brain a chance to rest and…

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I work in an open plan office environment. Occasionally, on those days I haven’t had enough sleep the night before or when work has been really busy, I have a nap. I make up a nice pillow with my coat, pop it on the desk in front of me and rest my head on it…

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I am a manager of a global team and because of the time zone differences I find myself working at each end of the day, sometimes putting in very long hours. Since talking with Thea about napping and following some of the links she suggested, I decided to build naps into my daily life. I…

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