THE WYSONG e-HEALTH LETTER 853
~Thoughts for Thinking People~
NAPPING FOR ENERGY
President Kennedy, Winston Churchill, Einstein, Napoleon and Thomas Edison were all nappers. If they felt the urge to nap they did it because it sharpened their minds and invigorated them for the rest of the day. Between 1:00 and 4:00 in the afternoon our body's biological clock slows down, sometimes creating an overpowering urge to nap. Some societies, rather than fight it, have adapted a mid-afternoon nap as a part of custom. Examples include the Mexican siesta and the Greek custom of closing businesses between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Usually, if you don't overdo it by sleeping more than about a half hour, a mid-afternoon nap will not affect night sleeping. If you can't sleep in the afternoon, just simply recline, close your eyes and relax for even 15 to 20 minutes. This simple act can dramatically energize you for the rest of your day's activities. You will find that even if you are able to sleep for just a few minutes during this period of time, that after a period of recovery following the nap, you will be incredibly energized and ready for physical and mental activity.
Some people have utilized this ability of the body to be dramatically invigorated with even short naps to virtually eliminate long sleeping periods completely. They simply take naps when they are tired and try to keep them brief. Days and nights can then be filled with activity.
Listen to your body's rhythms. Take brief naps when your body urges you to do so, and notice how much energy it will add to your life.
Current Research and Thoughts You Can Use for Health and Healing
...And Which Verify The Wysong Optimal Health Program™
CARDIOVASCULAR: Chlorogenic acid, a compound in coffee and black tea, raises total homocysteine concentrations in plasma (a predictor of risk of cardiovascular disease).
CHOLESTEROL: The trace mineral chromium has significant cholesterol-lowering abilities.
DRUG DANGERS: Postmenopausal women who use estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) for more than 10 years may have twice the risk of dying from ovarian cancer as their peers who did not take ERT.
Best of health to you and yours from all of us here at Wysong.