Saturday, November 24, 2007

Napping is Fundamental

What is NIF? Napping is Fundamental is a comprehensive campaign started by caring housecats to help humans understand the napping gap. Humans over the age of 21 are most at risk for napping difficulties.

Some humans may need napnomic devices to fall asleep. NIF recommends aromatherapy, white noise, eye shades, temperature adjustments, snuggling up to a snoozing cat -- whatever you need to help you doze off.

The siesta was practiced for thousands of years and is based on common-sense.

There is growing research and awareness of the importance of a good nap. When humans learn about the benefits of napping, they are more likely to want to nap more often and also get enough sleep at night. According to sleep expert Dr. Rubin Naiman, the process of preparing your mind and body for sleep is a valuable spiritual process. "It's an opportunity to literally practice this fundamental art of letting go, of surrendering," he says.

A Reading list for cranky, sleep deprived humans:

Healing Night: The Science and Spirit of Sleeping, Dreaming and Awakening by Dr. Rubin Naiman

Sleep Secrets for Shiftworkers & People with Off-beat Schedules
by David R. Morgan

Yoga therapy for overcoming Insomnia by Peter Van Houten

Desperately Seeking Snoozin' by John Weidman

CD: The Calming Collection - Sleep Solutions. Guided meditation for restful sleep by Roberta Shapiro

"Look how sweet she sleeps, how free must be her dreams.
She should still be there sleepin' when I get back."
Bob Dylan