POWRNAPS® Donates Nap Technology to U.S. Soldiers
Recipients Are 2nd Platoon of “C” Company in Al Anbar Province
SEAL BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--POWRNAPS® Retail concepts, a company dedicated to offering sleep solutions and wellness products to sleep deprived people everywhere, has donated four dozen NAP20 digital players to U.S. soldiers to help them experience deeper relaxation and sleep.
“We wanted to offer soldiers a new way to feel refreshed and improve their performance.”
POWRNAPS sent their NAP20 units loaded with specialized sleep technology to the men and women of the 2nd Platoon of “C” Company of the 3rd Amphibious Assault Vehicle Battalion operating from a base located in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. “Fatigue fights efficiency and can lead to slower reaction times,” said Paula Hussey, Executive Director of the newly formed POWRNAPS Foundation. “We wanted to offer soldiers a new way to feel refreshed and improve their performance.”
The Perilous Fight, a series produced on public television about World War II, reported one in four WW2 casualties were caused by "combat fatigue." For those soldiers in lengthy, intense fighting, the ratio was one in two.
The Seal Beach, California-based company retails the NAP20 personal MP3 player designed to help rest, relax and rejuvenate in just 26 minutes. The NAP20 unit is compact and easy to use, allowing users to hear sound waves delivered through headphones.
When you sleep under normal circumstances, your brain cycles through several different stages of Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta sleep waves. Because your brain has no sensory input other than the carrier waves playing through your ears, when you hear more than 60 seconds of a certain frequency, your brain modulates to match it. You drift from one stage of sleep to another -- from deep sleep to dreaming to wakefulness and so on. These waves are inaudible to the human ear.
NAP20’s technology is based on the premise of Binaural Beats, discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove. Through this advanced mastering technology, NAP20 delivers the sleep waves as “carrier waves” within the audible range. The result: you get the effect of the natural sleep waves that guide you to sleep.
Whether on the battlefield or not, sleep has become more elusive than ever before. The National Sleep Foundation reports that people today are sleep deprived, existing on an average of less than 7 hours of sleep per night. Recent studies also point out that 40% of adults admit that the quality of their work suffers when they’re sleepy, and 68% say their ability to concentrate is diminished by sleeplessness.