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Happy Labor Day!

September 1, 2014 10:05 am

We hope everyone has a happy and safe Labor Day!

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4 Health Benefits of Napping

August 29, 2014 1:01 pm

Sure, everyone loves napping, but did you know that it might actually improve your health? Your favorite rainy afternoon activity could be just as beneficial for your body as eating your vegetables, and that’s something that we can really get on board with.

  1. It improves your mental state. Although you probably know this based on personal experience, napping has a number of psychological benefits. It improves your mood, decreases anxiety, and makes you feel happier overall.
  2. It improves performance. Studies have shown that napping for just 40 minutes can improve your performance by 34% and your alertness but an impressive 100%. The next time you feel like you simply can’t concentrate, try taking a short nap.
  3. It improves your memory. Naps improve your brain’s performance when it comes to long-term memory and working memory. Your brain transfers recent memories to the neocortex while you sleep, which stores long-term memories and helps you to recall them.
  4. It improves your physical health. While napping is very good for your mind, it’s beneficial for your physical health as well. Sleep deprivation causes added stress from too much of the hormone cortisol, and it leads to abdominal fat, weakened muscles, and a shoddy immune system. Napping encourages the production of growth hormone, the natural antidote to cortisol.

How to Power Nap – And Why You Should [Real Simple]
Napping [National Sleep Foundation]
Unleash the Power of the Nap [The Art of Manliness]

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Bumbershoot at Seattle Center

August 29, 2014 9:14 am

Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival is the nation's largest arts festival, attracting over 100,000 people to Seattle Center every Labor Day weekend.

www.bumbershoot.org

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