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Turn Your Kids into “Water-holic” With This Interesting Water Bottle

Turn Your Kids into “Water-holic” With This Interesting Water Bottle

For health benefits, humans are required to stay hydrated – adults and children alike. Staying hydrated actually means having enough fluid and electrolyte in the body and the best way to achieve this is by drinking enough water on a daily basis.

Children, being children, do not understand this and it is highly frustrating when they refuse to drink adequate amount of water. Though most kids behave this way at one point or the other, it is most common in kids who have tried juice and soft drink. Once they taste sweet liquids, reverting to water comes a challenge.

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Make drinking water interesting for kids

In response to this problem, Bowhead technology have developed a great product, “The Gululu” which can help parents to get their kids to drink more water. The company which is driven by the vision of creating high-quality companionship between parents and their children introduced Gululu, an interactive bottle that will have your kids drinking enough water to keep them healthy.

The bottle is strongly built with an LCD screen where the child can view his/her character and daily progress and there is gesture control for interaction that will encourage the child to drink adequately.

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Excellent Way to Help Your Child Drink More Water

    While you fully understand why your child must drink enough water, they do not fully understand this and it may be hard to get them to drink. With the Gululu, this can be managed. The bottles are quite eye-catching, for a start, and will fit nicely in your child’s hands.

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    To get your child to drink more the right amount of water, the Gululu has an app that synchs his/her drinking data and gameplay. The virtual characters in the bottle engages the child, reminding them drink, and when they do so, rewards them. With this mechanism, the bottle uses learning through play to keep your kids hydrated.

    Keep your kids happy and hydrated 

    The Gululu is very effective and will really solve the problem of poor drinking habits in kids. It has been positively reviewed by many and is highly recommended.

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    “I purchased a Gululu bottle for my 4 year old daughter. I heard about it from a friend. My daughter loves her Gululu bottle so far! She now drinks more water every day so it really proved to be both a fun game for her and beneficially health wise. I highly recommend this for any parent who wants to ensure her child drinks more water.” – Karin Balbus (Amazon)

    Click here to purchase one at Amazon today!

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    Published on June 19, 2019

    What’s the Best Nap Length for the Biggest Brain Benefit?

    What’s the Best Nap Length for the Biggest Brain Benefit?

    Would you like to know the secret to the perfect nap? Are you wondering the best nap length or the perfect amount of z’s to catch up on some much needed sleep, feel amazing and help your brain function better? We’ve done some research and found some solutions, so if so, please read on!

    We all know that children need naps, and if you are a parent, you well know the importance of naps for your kids: a properly timed nap can make or break the rest of the day and everything can go straight down hill if an afternoon nap is missed. Sometimes less sleep can make getting to sleep at be time even more of a struggle. Kids tend to need more sleep than adults however the average adult needs between seven to nine hours of sleep per night – suffice to say, most people in the modern world do not get enough on a regular basis.

    In this article, I’ll cover the benefits of napping and the best nap length to experience its benefits.

    The Importance of Sleep

    Sleep plays an absolute vital role in our overall health, and our cells renew and regenerate when our bodies go through sleep cycles. Physically and mentally, the function of sleep helps us heal and work through illness and stress so we can wake up fully functional.

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    Needless to say, sleep deprivation over time can alter immune function, affecting the body’s immunity and decreasing the efficacy of the killer T cells (important in irradicating disease). Adequate sleep may help fight certain cancers, enhance and protect cardiovascular health, decrease irritability, and can even affect metabolism and weight.[1]

    It’s fairly obvious that we need to make sleep – proper sleep that is, a priority in our lives for the sake of our health. It’s often insinuated that those who prioritize sleep are somehow lazy or not driven, but that is clearly not the case. In fact, getting the right amount of sleep seems to help us function much more effectively in our day to day lives, so its well worth the effort to fit it in.

    Due to the ethical limits on research on human subject, science really has no specific evidence on just what happens when people lose sleep beyond a few days. The likelihood is, that we simply could not live without it.[2]

    Benefits of Napping

    For those of us who have the luxury of being able to nap, we know it feels like a wonderful thing – curling up on the couch with a blanket on a blustery day, all cozy and warm – we don’t need science to tell us that, but can it really help recharge our brain? The research says yes.

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    If we don’t get an adequate amount of sleep at night, a daytime nap just may improve alertness and motor performance. A nap may also help improve reasoning and reaction time, but the best part? A nap could even improve our mood![3]

    Take a look at this article to find out more about the benefits of napping: 3 Ways Napping Boosts Your Brain Power (And How To Maximize The Benefits)

    What’s the Best Nap Length?

    The question remains – how long should we nap? In fact, there are a few optimal nap lengths depending on your available time and desired outcome.

    • If you are feeling an afternoon lull and just need a quick refresh in alertness, 10 to 20 minutes is your optimal goal, just a quick recharge to help you get through that last meeting of the day or bout of emails sitting in your inbox.
    • Feeling frustrated, stressed or need to remember some important points from a book you are reading, and have a bit more time to kill? A 60 minute nap showed a decrease in impulsivity, a greater tolerance to frustration as well as helped with cognitive memory processing. Some research showed even a small amount of sleep could potentially help reinforce learned material!
    • Overwhelmed and exhausted and need a total reset? 90 minutes enhanced creativity, emotional and procedural memory and allows for a complete cycle of sleep – which may result in less of that groggy feeling you may get with a shorter nap.

    Dr. Sara Mednick, PhD, believes we may get the same learning enhancement benefits in a 90 minute nap as we do in an eight hour sleep period.[4]

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    When to Nap?

    So we know how long to nap, now when exactly should we nap? There are likely days when a nap could come in handy right after you get up or right before bed, but these are not the best choices. It all depends on if you are an early morning riser or a night owl.

    For early risers, around 1PM is best; for the night owls, around 3PM is better. Keep in mind though, to try not to sleep much later than 4 to 4:30PM, or you could risk having trouble getting to sleep at bed time.

    Regular napping has shown a decrease in overall stress for some people, thus could also reduce the risk of heart attack / heart disease, stroke, and excessive weight gain.

    Bonus Tips on Napping

    Need to be awake and going immediately after a power nap? Drink some coffee (or something caffeinated) just before a 20 to 30 minute snooze and by the time you wake up the caffeine will have had time to kick in and you’ll be ready to go!

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    Here are some tips to make napping easier:

    • Pull the blinds, make the area dark.
    • Get cozy – make sure you are warmly dressed or have a warm blanket.
    • Do some stretches prior to your nap.
    • Don’t stress it if you can’t sleep – the rest is helpful either way.

    The Bottom Line

    Now that you know the best nap length that will give your brain the biggest bang for your buck, it’s time to put napping into your routine.

    Whether you’re an early rise or a night owl trying to get a quick refresh or productivity boost, find a time that fits you to take nap to reap its benefits.

    Featured photo credit: STEPHANIE MONTELONGO via unsplash.com

    Reference

    [1] Harvard Health Publishing: Importance of Sleep : Six reasons not to scrimp on sleep
    [2] Harvard Health Publishing: Repaying your sleep debt
    [3] American Psychological Association: The Science of Nap
    [4] Dr. Sara Medinick PhD: Take a Nap

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