Health & Fitness

Take a Nap!

Author: Sara C. Mednick

Publisher: Workman Publishing


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 140

View: 615

Discusses why napping is important to physical and mental health, explains sleep patterns and how napping can enhance them, and includes a "Nap Wheel" on the front cover to help readers plan the optimum nap.
Health & Fitness

Take a Nap! Change Your Life.

Author: Sara C. Mednick

Publisher: Workman Publishing


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 141

View: 642

A neuroscientist and sleep researcher explains the physical, psychological, and cognitive benefits of the good old-fashioned nap. Research has revealed a well-timed nap can increase alertness, boost creativity, reduce stress, and improve perception, stamina, motor skills, and accuracy. Even better, a napping habit can enhance your sex life, help you make better decisions, keep you looking younger, aid in weight loss, reduce the risk of heart attack, elevate your mood, and strengthen your memory. In this guide, a researcher at the Salk Institute and the leading authority on the study of the nap reveals a scientifically based breakthrough program that shows how we can fight the fatigue epidemic—which afflicts approximately fifty million Americans—through a custom-designed nap. Sara C. Mednick explains the five stages of the sleep cycle, particularly Stage Two, Slow Wave Sleep, and REM, and the benefits each one provides; how to assess your tiredness and set up a personal sleep profile; and how to neutralize the voice in your head that tells you napping is a sign of laziness—after all, JFK, Churchill, Einstein, and Napoleon weren’t exactly slackers. Using the unique Nap Wheel, discover exactly when your optimum napping time is, and exactly how long you should try to sleep—and how it’s possible to design a nap to inspire creativity one day, and the next day design one to help improve your memory. Also included are tips on how to create the right nap environment, a sixteen-step technique for falling asleep, a six-week napping workbook, and more.
Family & Relationships

The Secret Lives of Toddlers

Author: Jana Murphy

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 230

View: 995

An entertaining and compassionate handbook for parents of young children takes a close-up look at the years between one and three, drawing on expert advice and explanations from pediatricians, child development specialists, and psychologists to demystify toddler behavior and explain how to reduce frustration, cultivate good manners, and interact with toddlers in a healthy way. Original.

When Cats Nap They Dream About Taking Over the World

Author: David Heller

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Humor

Page: 122

View: 554

“When Cats Nap They Dream About Taking Over the World” is a memorable and laugh-out-loud collection of children’s experiences with their feline pets. Children between the ages of four and thirteen freely and colorfully expound on such topics as why cats are lovable, what cats think of their owners and veterinarians, what cats make of domestic family life, and what a typical cat’s personality is really like. But the children also proceed further into their imaginations and speculate about good books for cats, the proper school curriculum for all cats, what their four-legged friends dream about when they nap, and a cat’s relationship to spirituality and religion. Ultimately, the children tell us with considerable passion and good humor how having a cat has influenced and shaped their upbringing. Here are just a few of the hundred of choice offerings: “All cats believe that people are the finicky ones.” (Ryan, aged ten) “If cats had their country, then everything would be purr-fect!” (Colette, aged eleven) “Cats don’t really wear clothes. . . . They prefer to be naked.” (Carey, aged eight) “What do cats believe should be done to dogs? Deportation to North Korea!” (Jared, aged thirteen) “Every cat needs private time so they can contemplate their life.” (Stephanie, aged twelve)
Comic books, strips, etc

I'm Taking a Nap!

Author: Bil Keane



Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 125

View: 116

Child welfare


Author: White House Conference on Child Health and Protection



Category: Child welfare


View: 579


Cat TV


Publisher: Simon Pulse


Category: Cats

Page: 81

View: 698

Sabrina's cat, Salem, gets a chance to appear on TV when The Pretty Kitty Company picks him as their new mascot, only to discover that their product tastes awful, in a story that features pet care tips. Original.
Political Science

Nap Time

Author: Lisa Manshel

Publisher: William Morrow & Company


Category: Political Science

Page: 364

View: 230

Scores of interviews inform this account of the sexual abuse of fifty-one preschoolers at the Wee Care Day Nursery in Maplewood, New Jersey, and the trial and conviction of Margaret Kelly Michaels
Child rearing

Child Care and Training

Author: University of Minnesota. Institute of Child Development and Welfare



Category: Child rearing


View: 817

Stress (Psychology)


Author: Arthur Rowshan

Publisher: Element Books


Category: Stress (Psychology)

Page: 149

View: 592

Drawing on his experiences as a stress counselor, Rowsham advises how to relieve stress using practical, emotional, and spiritual techniques. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.