A Power Nap Or A Complete Sleep Cycle: Which Is Ideal?

by CureJoy Editorial

Decide between a power nap and a complete sleep cycle based on if you’re at work or at home. Also, consider how much time you have to get the rest you need. A power nap of 20–30 minutes can energize you if you didn’t get enough sleep the previous night without making you feel groggy. A complete sleep cycle, on the other hand, is ideal for you to rest your body after an entire day.

If you think your brain shuts down when you sleep, you’re truly mistaken. It’s probably more active than you can imagine when you get some shut eye – whether in the form of a power nap or a complete sleep cycle.

What’s better for you between the two forms, however, is largely dependent on when and where you need your rest and how much time you have to get it. Here’s everything you need to know about power naps and a complete sleep cycle to help you make a decision.

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This Is Exactly Why Everybody Loves Salt Lamps

by James Winskowski

While they make attractive pieces for any room in your home, these illuminative devices are more than just decorative night lights. Himalayan salt lamps are helpful in filtering impurities from the air, among many other things. Here’s everything you need to know about them.

What is a Himalayan salt lamp?

Himalayan salt lamps are made from pink salt crystals mined from the edge of the Himalayan Mountains—the only place where you can acquire authentic Himalayan pink salt. However, the lamps themselves range in color from light pink to pink with an orange hue, depending on the mineral concentration. The pink Himalayan salt crystals are mined, then hollowed out and fitted with a bulb to provide both light and heat. Himalayan salt rock lamps also come in baskets of crystal salt blocks with a light underneath.

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There’s no Magic in Meditation—but these 5 Daily Tips will Help.

Via Sonee Singhon

The first time I meditated, I did not know I had done it.

At the time I was an intern at a retreat center in the Catskill Mountains. I was allowed to try classes offered at the retreat, and I often took part in yoga classes.

During one of the yoga classes, the instructor ended the session with a visualization. She asked us to close our eyes and guided us through a walk in the forest, giving us a detailed account of what we should be seeing and feeling with every step. The visualization lasted a few minutes, and the instructor ended the session by sharing the many benefits of meditation.

I was intrigued. I had taken a yoga class for the first time at this retreat and was getting comfortable with it. I figured meditation should be next. I had heard meditation gives us more focus and energy, and helps with productivity, which was something I yearned for as a student.

After the class was over, I went up to the instructor and said,

“I’ve always wanted to learn how to meditate, but have not done it yet.”

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