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About Fairfield Wellness and Physical Therapy

Fairfield Wellness and Physical Therapy ( FFWPT ) is located inside the magnificent gym: 360 Fitness – Performance – Sports.

The Healthcare Team includes co-founders:

  • Chiropractor, Dr. Sean McLaughlin, DC
  • Physical Therapist, James Bonardi, MPT

Also available through Fairfield Wellness and Physical Therapy:

  • Acupuncture with Morgan Reade, LAc
  • Hand Therapy with Anthony Goss, OT, CHT
  • Massage Therapy with Nyisha Bryant, LMT
  • Dietician & Nutrition Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Surgeons Co-Management of Care

Other than a one-stop shop for your health services, the location also includes so much more to embrace your fitness needs, including:

  • Personal Training with a hand selected and extremely knowledgeable group who search hard to customize and fit your needs
  • cardio equipment with the luxury of watching beautiful flat-screen tv’s
  • child care while you workout
  • free weights & dumbbells
  • plate loaded machines
  • resistance cables
  • spin classes
  • fitness classes
  • burst speed training on the 4-lane track
  • batting cages
  • Customized GROUP training classes
  • indoor turf football field
  • K Dojo MMA training
  • juice bar
  • and more…

Searching for a one stop shop for your health needs…search no more.


Fairfield Wellness and Physical Therapy

25 Greenbrook Road

Fairfield, NJ 07004

973-403-9911

FFWPT@hotmail.com


HOURS:

Monday: 9am – 7:30pm

Tuesday: 2pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday: 9am – 7:30pm

Thursday: 2pm – 7:30pm

Friday: 9am – 5pm

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FFWPT: Napping can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, and More

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Napping can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, and More

March 18, 2014

In some places, towns essentially shut down in the afternoon while everyone goes home for a siesta.

Unfortunately, in the U.S.—more bound to our corporate lifestyles than our health—a mid-day nap

is seen as a luxury and, in some cases, a sign of pure laziness. But before you feel guilty about

that weekend snooze or falling asleep during a movie, rest assured that napping is

actually good for you and a completely natural phenomena in the

circadian (sleep-wake cycle) rhythm.

As our day wears on, even when we get enough sleep at night, our focus and alertness degrade.

While this can be a minor inconvenience in modern times, it may have meant life or death for our

ancestors. Whether you are finishing up a project for work or hunting for your livelihood, a nap

can rekindle your alertness and have your neurons back up and firing on high in as little as 15-20 mins.

Big name (and high-dollar) companies recognize this. Google and Apple are just a few that allow

employees to have nap time. Studies have affirmed that short naps can improve awareness and

productivity. Plus, who wouldn’t love a boss that lets you get a little shut-eye before the afternoon push?

A study from the University of Colorado Boulder found that children who missed their afternoon nap

showed less joy and interest, more anxiety, and poorer problem solving skills than other children.

The same can be seen in adults that benefit from napping.

Researchers with Berkeley found an hour nap to dramatically increase learning ability and memory.

Naps sort of provide a reboot, where the short term memory is cleared out and our brain becomes

refreshed with new defragged space.

Read: Sleep Removes Toxic Waste from the Brain

So how long should you nap?

napping

Experts say a 10 to 20 minute “power nap” is best for refreshing your mind and increasing energy and alertness.

The sleep isn’t as deep as longer naps, which allows you to get right back at your day upon waking.

A 30 minute nap can lead to 30 minutes of grogginess, as you are often waking just as your body enters the

deeper stages of sleep. You’ll experience some of that same fogginess if you sleep for an hour, but 60 minute

naps are good for memory boosting.

The longest naps—around 90 minutes—are good for those people who just don’t get enough sleep at night.

It’s a complete sleep cycle and can improve emotional memory and creativity.

Naps are good for you—physically and mentally. But don’t sacrifice night time zzz’s for an afternoon snooze;

take your nap in addition to a good night’s sleep.

Original: http://naturalsociety.com/science-napping/