Our skin consists of 64% water, so for an active well-being it is necessary to moisturize it. The word “hydration” is associated with water. So hydrating the skin means increasing its water content. Hydrated skin is smooth, radiant and has an even skin tone. When the skin is dehydrated, it may appear flaky, dull, and dry. However, people often tend to confuse dehydrated skin with dry skin. Although they are used interchangeably, there is a fundamental difference between the two terms. Dehydrated skin has a lack of water, while dry skin has a lack of sebum, which is secreted by the sebaceous glands of the skin.

How do you tell the difference between dry and dehydrated skin? The two have distinctly different signs. Dry skin may manifest as itchy, red, scaly, and irritated, while dehydrated skin can manifest as dull, wrinkled, wrinkled, wrinkled, swollen, and with shade around the eyes, dry mouth, and increased sensitivity. 1

There are ways to moisturize the skin, but there are also ways to nourish it. Hydration and humidification are actually two different processes. The hydration of the skin occurs when we supply it with water. As a result, the skin cells are temporarily replenished, so that the skin feels fuller. This is only temporary, because the skin releases water when it can’t retain it – most obviously through sweating, but also through wind, sun and other elements that accelerate water release.

Drinking plenty of water in itself may not contribute to the hydration of the skin unless you are actually dehydrated. Those who maintain their fluid balance cannot drink large amounts to improve the texture or radiance of the skin. The skin is the last part of the body that water reaches, as it flows first to all other organs. However, drinking enough water helps rid the body and skin of toxins.

Moisturizer is a necessary partner for hydration because it involves adding ingredients to the skin to prevent water loss. If the moisture is retained in the skin, the skin can renew and repair itself naturally, which improves the appearance of the skin and the overall health of the skin.

Maintaining moisture in the skin is a complex science, but dermatologists generally agree that hyaluronic acid, glycerin, urea, ceramides, and antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E are among the most beneficial ingredients added to creams and serums. These ingredients come in many variations and they may also be known by other “INCI” names (International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient), e.B. tocopherol, sodium hyaluronate, ascorbic acid, lipids from oils and seaweed, etc.

The TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare range brings moisturizing to a high level by focusing on sustainably grown seaweed that contains naturally occurring antioxidants, beneficial acids, salts and oils. You can be sure that all TRUE elements® skin care products from EcoCert have been awarded the COSMOS Organic Seal, have a balanced pH value and smell natural. The series does not contain parabens, phenoxyethanol, PEGs, phthalates, EDTA, GMO ingredients or synthetic dyes.

Combining hydration through adequate drinking of PiMag® water and moisturizing through the use of TRUE elements® Marine Organic skin care is a great way to maintain high energy levels and vibrant-looking skin.

This month we celebrate World Water Day 2022 with state-of-the-art PiMag® water products at great prices!

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PiMag® water bottle (#88464) – made of 100% recyclable, bio-green materials.

PiMag MicroJet Shower System (#88465) – clean water for soft, clean skin.

1. https://skinkraft.com/blogs/articles/how-to-hydrate-your-skin

World Water Day is celebrated once a year worldwide to raise awareness of the importance of affordable and sustainable access to clean water. It was introduced by the United Nations in 1993 to draw attention to the global water crisis. Today, World Water Day takes place every year on March 22.

The theme of World Water Day 2022 is Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible.” World Water Day draws attention to the global water scarcity, and every year the topic is under an important aspect of water. Groundwater is important around the world because it is the most abundant source of freshwater on earth.1 It is water that is located below the earth’s surface in the cavities and crevices of rock and soil. These layers of earth, sand, rock and gravel, which contain usable amounts of groundwater, are called aquifers.

Groundwater is invisible, but its effects are visible everywhere. Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives. In the driest parts of the world, it may be the only water people have. Almost all of the world’s fresh water is groundwater, which supplies drinking water supply, sanitation, agriculture, industry and ecosystems. In many places, groundwater is overused and polluted by human activities. In other places, we simply don’t know how much water is down there, which means we might miss out on harnessing a potentially vital water resource. 2

With about 97% of the non-frozen fresh water on Earth, groundwater is an important natural resource that contributes to human development. About 50% of the world’s population drinks groundwater on a daily basis, and it is crucial to supplying the rural population, which lives far from surface water and infrastructure with artificial pipelines. 3

Groundwater is a vital resource that provides almost half of the world’s total drinking water, about 40% of the water for irrigated agriculture and about a third of the water needed for industry. Despite these impressive facts and figures, the invisible groundwater is out of sight and out of mind for most people. Human activities, including population and economic growth and climate variability, are rapidly increasing pressure on groundwater resources. Serious problems with exhaustion and pollution are reported from many parts of the world. 4

The assessment of global groundwater resources is one of the main tasks of the International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre. (IGRAC) is a centre of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which operates under the auspices of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and is supported by the Dutch government. IGRAC facilitates and promotes the worldwide exchange of information and knowledge on groundwater.

The research, protection and sustainable use of groundwater is central to survival and adaptation to climate change and meeting the needs of a growing population. World Water Day 2022 focuses on groundwater as an invisible but valuable resource and aims to promote knowledge sharing and collaboration to raise awareness of the importance of protecting our groundwater.

Water is life, and Nikken does its part to ensure that people have access to clean water for Active Wellness – not only for drinking, but also for showering. From March 17th, we celebrate World Water Day by offering you the latest PiMag® products at great prices!

BUY ONE, GET ANOTHER ONE AT HALF PRICE:

PiMag® water bottle (#88464) – made of 100% recyclable biogreen materials.

PiMag MicroJet® Shower System (#88465) – purer water for softer, purer skin.

1,3. https://www.un-igrac.org/resource/transboundary-aquifers-world-map-2021

2. https://www.worldwaterday.org/

4. https://www.un-igrac.org/news/groundwater-making-invisible-visible-theme-world-water-day-2022

How much water to drink for optimal well-being is an individual matter, depending on lifestyle, age, gender and overall health. The truth is that most of us can increase our pursuit of active well-being by drinking more water. It’s simple, but positive behavior requires intent, especially in our hectic lives.

Here are some ideas on how to increase your daily water intake:

  • Be in touch with how your body feels. Sometimes people are dehydrated because they don’t realize the feeling of thirst. If you are someone who rarely feels thirsty and therefore does not drink water throughout the day, drink some water at hourly intervals, even if you do not feel thirsty. You will feel the difference and have an increased energy level.
  • Set yourself the goal of drinking more water. Write it down. The fact that you have the goal of drinking more water daily makes it more likely that you will be able to develop a new positive behavior.
  • Keep a reusable water bottle with you. If you have a reusable water bottle, you can easily drink water in any environment, whether you’re running errands, traveling, or at home, at work, or at school. Having a water bottle handy can also serve as a visual reminder to drink more water. Bonus: A reusable water bottle reduces reliance on single-use plastic water bottles and supports the environment. Our PiMag® water bottle not only helps to reduce our CO2 footprint, but also filters pollutants from the tap water you fill it with!
  • Consciously replace other drinks with water. Energy drinks and other caffeinated beverages contain water but provide less moisture than pure water. You don’t have to replace every drink you normally consume with water, but even one or two a day can improve overall well-being. For example, a single 240 ml cup of soda may exceed the recommended daily limit for sugar. 1
  • Drink a glass of water before each meal. If you create this habit, automatically make sure you eat at least three glasses of water a day when you eat three meals.
  • Drink filtered water instead of mineral water or tap water. Bottled water is known to be tap water that is bottled into disposable plastic bottles for convenience and profit. Filtering water removes contaminants and bacteria, which improves the taste of the water. Better tasting water helps us drink more of it and even crave it. PiMag® water from the PiMag Waterfall® or the PiMag® water bottle not only tastes excellent, but is more alkaline and moisturizing than unfiltered tap water. Bonus: PiMag® water helps us respect the environment by creating less plastic waste.
  • Try to include foods high in water in your daily diet. Here are some foods with 90% or more water content: lettuce (96%), celery (95%), zucchini (95%), cabbage (92%), watermelon (91%) and honeydew melon (90%). Bonus: These fruits and vegetables also contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • Drink a glass of water when you wake up. It will help you to wake up better and become attentive.

Even though we consciously drink more water to improve our health, being aware of how much water is being consumed and wasted can help each of us contribute to the conservation of our global freshwater resources. Water is a luxury good in many countries, so let’s fight together as part of the Global Wellness Community for awareness and environmental protection.

1. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-to-drink-more-water

2. https://medium.com/@aj_jones/the-worlds-freshwater-crisis-is-worse-than-ever-60bce56206a9

Millions of processes take place in our body every day, such as converting the food we eat into energy. These processes require oxygen. By-products that use oxygen are called oxidants, which are often referred to as “free radicals.” Free radicals can also enter our bodies through external sources such as tobacco smoke, pollution, and sun exposure. Just as oxidation can cause rust on the surface of some objects, free radicals can cause damage to cell walls, cell structures, and even a cell’s genetic material. When a cell’s genetic material is attacked, it can lead to changes in the “genetic blueprint” of the body’s DNA and has been linked to a number of health problems. 1

Antioxidants deactivate free radicals by binding to oxidants, thereby preventing the occurrence of damage. Diets rich in antioxidants, such as.B those containing vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and carotenoids (beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin), have been linked to a reduced risk of developing heart disease. 2

Berries 3 contain a variety of antioxidants that help keep free radicals under control. Anthocyanins, ellagic acid and resveratrol are types of antioxidants found in a selection of berries. One study showed that blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, along with pomegranates, have the highest antioxidant activity of commonly consumed fruits. 4

Studies suggest that the antioxidants in berries may help reduce inflammation. Long-term inflammation caused by chronic stress, sedentary lifestyles, and unhealthy eating habits can lead to diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, so 5 berries are really important to counteract these negative effects! But that’s not all berries can do.

Test-tube and human studies suggest that berries may protect cells from high blood sugar levels, increase insulin sensitivity, reduce blood sugar and the insulin response to high-carb meals. Importantly, these effects appear to occur in both healthy people and people with insulin resistance. 6

Berries are also an excellent source of soluble fiber, which is known to be important for slowing the movement of food through the digestive tract. This slower movement helps us feel full over a longer period of time. Ideally, this can help us eat less and make weight management easier. One study found that doubling fiber intake can help you consume up to 130 fewer calories per day. 7

Not surprisingly, berries are considered heart-healthy foods that can help lower LDL levels and protect bad cholesterol from oxidation, which can reduce the risk of heart disease. In a controlled study of obese people, those who ate 1.5 ounces (50 grams) of freeze-dried blueberries for 8 weeks noticed a 28% reduction in their oxidized LDL levels. 8

Berries are highly nutritious, can provide a variety of health benefits, and are easy to incorporate into an Active Wellness nutrition plan! Kenzen® Super Ciaga® – Powder makes it even easier if you have trouble getting fresh berries. Just combine it with PiMag® water or mix it into smoothies for an energy and antioxidant boost!

1, 2 https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/16739-antioxidants–heart-health

3. https://nikkende.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/die-superfrucht-mit-superkraften/

4, 5, 6, 7, 8. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-reasons-to-eat-berries#:~:text=Berries%20are%20some%20of%20the,cholesterol%2C %20beim%20Reduzieren%20oxidativen%20Stress

Scientific mechanisms of action of hydrogen water

Science is now revealing the manifold mechanisms of action of hydrogen water. They refer to the potential to increase antioxidant activity, modulate immune regulation, and regulate autophagy, circadian rhythm, and mitochondria. 1 (Autophagy is the body’s method of cleansing damaged cells to regenerate new, healthier cells.) Each of these beneficial anatomical activities is believed to help boost overall energy levels and health.

Hydrogen Molecule

Because hydrogen is such a small molecule, the lightest in the periodic table, it can dissolve more easily in cells compared to traditional antioxidants. 2 Hydrogen has the property of protecting nuclear DNA and mitochondria and can penetrate biomembranes to reduce the risk of lifestyle-related problems caused by oxidative stress. 3 In other words, drinking hydrogen-rich water can improve our overall functioning, which increases our quality of life.

Mitochondria and hydrogen water

Mitochondria are specialized structures that perform various tasks within cells. They are membrane-bound with two different membranes. These membranes have the task of the mitochondria to generate most of the chemical energy needed for the biochemical reactions of the cell. 4 Mitochondria are therefore the power plants in our cells.

Energy is generated by converting chemicals within the cell. These chemicals go through pathways to be converted. The conversion process produces energy in the form of a small molecule known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Different cells have different amounts of mitochondria depending on how much energy they need. For example, the muscles have many mitochondria, as well as the liver and kidneys, and to some extent the brain, which lives on the energy these mitochondria produce. 5

What do these energy-producing mitochondria have to do with hydrogen water? Clinical studies on hydrogen-rich water show that it contributes to the improvement of mitochondrial function. 6 When the mitochondria function at high or optimal levels, our energy levels are correspondingly high. An abundance of energy makes all the difference in how we feel. It affects our moods, our activity level, and essentially creates a domino effect of Active Wellness. When we are full of energy, we tend to be happier and more active. When we are more active, every internal organ (heart, liver, lungs, etc.) is trained, which helps fight oxidative stress.

Clinical studies on the effects of hydrogen water

There are ongoing clinical trials on the effects of hydrogen water. From improving athletic performance to relieving muscle fatigue, 7 of the support in the fight against metabolic syndrome 8 (a disease characterized by high blood sugar, triglyceride and cholesterol levels) up to the positive influence of the intestinal microbiome 9 , these research studies appear to support the use of hydrogen water for a variety of reasons, most of which are related to increasing antioxidant activity, which helps reduce inflammation and regulate our immune system.

PiMag ® PiDrogen from Nikken can be ordered now! Lightweight, compact and portable, it helps neutralize free radicals and provides an abundance of antioxidants to reduce oxidative stress.

1. https://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/journal/2021-05/going-beyond-hype-hydrogen-water

2, 3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6096066/

4, 5 https://www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/Mitochondria

6. https://litasenior.com/the-revolutionary-benefits-of-molecular-hydrogen/

7, 8 . https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/hydrogen-water#benefits

9. https://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/journal/2021-05/going-beyond-hype-hydrogen-water

As members of the Global Wellness Community, each of us is aware of plastic waste. Fortunately, we are able to reduce our personal plastic waste. Imagine the overall result for the world when each of us commits to using less plastic packaging! One of the easiest ways is to stop buying and drinking water sold in plastic bottles.

Here’s why this is so important:

One of the causes of marine pollution, which is particularly threatening not only to marine life forms but also to humans, is microplastics. When plastic pollution enters the sea, large parts are decomposed over time by the action of marine elements and become tiny particles. These particles, estimated to be the size of a 5 mm sesame seed, detach from the large “garbage stain” and disperse in the sea.

Depending on the density, a part of it sinks downwards, a part floats upwards and a part simply floats in the water. Because the plastic resembles food, it is eaten by a variety of animals in the food chain, including fish, birds, turtles, whales, and even microscopic plankton that eventually works its way to humans. 1

Microplastics are difficult to remove from the sea, and because it’s so tiny, it travels far and wide and basically reaches all the oceans in the world. That’s why most marine pollution control projects, such as .B The Ocean Cleanup, focus on eliminating larger pieces of waste before they can be degraded. 2

In 2019, then-18-year-old Fionn Ferreira invented an effective new method for removing microplastics from the oceans. Ferreira was kayaking on the coast of Ballydehob, his hometown in West Cork, Ireland, when he came across an oil-coated rock. Ferreira noticed that small pieces of plastic stuck to the oil-coated rock. “In chemistry, the same attracts the same,” Ferreira noted. He decided to combine vegetable oil and magnetite powder to create a non-toxic ferrofluid, a “magnetic liquid” that serves as a carrier for tiny magnetic particles – because ferrofluids and plastics attract in the presence of water. Ferreira added his ferrofluid to water samples full of microplastics and then removed the ferrofluid with a magnet, taking the microplastic with him. After hundreds of tests, Ferreira was able to successfully remove at least 87% of the microplastics from the water samples with its ferrofluid. 3

Since then, while studying chemistry at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, Fionn has founded a company focused on microplastic removal technology. Initial tests with ferrofluids as a means of eliminating oil spills have been promising, but Ferreira believes that the massive problem of marine pollution can only be solved if we change our habits. 3

Fionn belongs to the new generation of scientists who do not know a life without plastic pollution. He and other innovative young scientists such as Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao, who have developed a bacterium that converts plastic into carbon dioxide and water, are committed to saving our oceans.

The PiMag Waterfall® and piMag® water bottle are durable filter systems that can help us reuse, reduce and recycle the water. 4 The filters are reusable and help reduce our environmental footprint.

For the rest of January, you can take advantage of our special offers where you get an additional FREE filter cartridge when you purchase a PiMag Waterfall® (#88460), PiMag® Water Bottle (#88461) or PiMag® Microjet Shower System (#88462).

Let Nikken remember to send you your replacement filters. Add your future replacement filters to a wellness subscription and as a thank you for your loyalty you save 10%!

Wellness subscriptions can be purchased every month/quarter.

1. https://www.good.is/articles/end-plastic-pollution-pick-it-up-bin-it-take-three-for-the-sea

2, 3 https://www.good.is/microplastics-magnet-removal

4. https://nikkende.wordpress.com/2019/11/18/reduzieren-wiederverwenden-recyceln/

Jewelry was an early form of decorative art. Research on some primitive cultures has shown that organic materials have been used in the past. It was only in a later phase of human development that precious and possibly scarce materials were chosen from afar to make jewelry. 1

In many cases, the jewelry served not only as a personal ornament, but also to emphasize the social role of the wearer. Jewelry has also been used to ward off disease and other evils, and sometimes even to use “magic” to crack down on adversaries. In religious rituals, jewelry was used to amplify the acts and signs of prayer and devotion to deities. 2

Jewelry made of precious materials appeared 5,000 years ago. In Mesopotamia, jewelry was made of metals in the form of leaves, spirals and grapes and set with colorful stones. The ancient Chinese highly valued jade and silver. Brooches made of precious metals were used in ancient Greece and Rome to hold clothes together. The jewelry of the Maya was mostly made of jade, gold, bronze, silver and copper. In ancient Egypt, gold was highly coveted, as evidenced by the artifacts from the tomb of King Tutankhamun. In these ancient cultures, jewelry was considered a status symbol, and only the wealthy wore it. In the Middle Ages, kings and nobles wore jewelry made of gold, silver and precious stones, while the members of the lower classes wore jewelry made of base metals such as copper and tin. 3

With the change of times and traditions, the attitude towards jewelry also changed. Today it is a form of self-development and creativity and is no longer limited to expensive metals and gemstones. Jewellery is now also available in textiles, leather, plastic, glass or crystal. Fashion and luxury jewellery is worn by people from all walks of life. Nowadays, people wear jewelry to express their mood, style and individuality.

Nikken’s jewelry collection is called Kenko Jewellery. Earrings, necklaces or bracelets – they all combine magnetic technology, comfort and style. Kenko means “health” or “healthy” in Japanese, and like any Nikken product, our jewelry is made with your active wellness lifestyle in mind. Until the end of the year, in addition to our regular items, discover our special jewelry for the holidays, which is the perfect gift idea.

Take a look at our holiday gift guide and get your jewelry while it’s still available!

1, 2 https://fashion-history.lovetoknow.com/fashion-accessories/history-jewelry-fashion

3. http://www.historyisnowmagazine.com/blog/2021/9/20/a-brief-history-of-jewelry

It’s no surprise that staying as healthy as possible is a top priority this year as well. Since the company’s inception more than 46 years ago, this priority has been the requirement for any Nikken product in any category, be it nutrition, magnets or PiMag®water.

What health areas could people focus on in 2022?

  • According to the international health insurance company BUPA, searches for “gut health” on Google have increased by 83%, and it predicts that people will be more concerned with this topic in 2022.1 One of the Nikken organic supplements dedicated to this topic is Kenzen Lactoferrin 2.0®, which contains prebiotics and/or probiotics that promote gut health.
  • Some health experts predict that people will pay more attention to their mental health in 2022. Mental health affects the functioning of the brain and is also a byproduct of our individual way of responding to stress. Relaxation strategies such as .B spending more time in the countryside or helping yourself to reduce stress will continue to play an important role in 2022. 2
  • Plant-based items and meal plans have increased by 31% in 2021, and this number is expected to increase even further as more people opt for a healthier and more sustainable diet. 4
  • Perennial (as opposed to annual) cereals such as kernza (a new type of wheat) will explode. That’s a good thing when it comes to fighting climate change, because perennial grain varieties develop a deeper root system than annual ones, and these deep roots help prevent soil erosion and bind harmful greenhouse gases underground so they don’t get into the atmosphere. 5
  • Seaweed and seaweed are used not only in food, but in all kinds of products. The cultivation of seaweed, which is common in many crops, has been shown to extract carbon from the atmosphere. 6 Seaweed is known for its high content of minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium and is also rich in antioxidants and vitamins. A good example of the use of algae not only as food is the improved line of TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skin Care. A variety of algae are part of these advanced care products.
  • In 2022, a “new school” of vitamins and supplements will come onto the market. These so-called “intelligent” and “forward-looking” supplements are not only designed to provide sufficient nutrients, but also promote certain areas of health, from cells to the entire body. Advances range from dosage forms and options that take into account our individual genetic makeup to strategic combinations of ingredients, environmental sustainability, and more. 7 Nikken began applying this smart, forward-looking approach to the formulation of dietary supplements years ago. One example is the kenzen® BDZ® for optimal calcium absorption.
  • The “green generation” of healthcare is on the rise. Green health experts link health care to an understanding of the environmental changes that affect people’s health in different parts of the world. They provide medical care and at the same time are committed to the environment. 3

Everyone knows how important clean water is for optimal health, and Nikken offers PiMag Waterfall® and PiMag® Water Bottle, which help us reduce our CARBON footprint by minimizing plastic waste. Timely replacement of filters extends the life of your Nikken PiMag® water product!

FREE filter in January*

*Get a FREE filter with the purchase of selected PiMag® water products from 5 to 31 January 2022:

PiMag Waterfall® #88460:

FREE PiMag Waterfall® replacement filter (#13845) with the purchase of a PiMag Waterfall® System (#1384)

PiMag® Water Bottle # 88461:

FREE PiMag® water bottle filter & pourer (pack of 2) (#13503) with the purchase of a PiMag® water bottle (#13501)

PiMag® MicroJet Shower #88462:

FREE PiMag® shower filter (#1342) with the purchase of a PiMag® MicroJet shower system (#1466)

*Use the special purchase code to order this offer.

Let Nikken remember to send you your replacement filter! Add your future replacement filters to a wellness subscription and as a thank you for your loyalty you save an additional 10%! Wellness subscriptions can be set up monthly or quarterly.

2022 is the year we ask ourselves how we can personally become healthier and more efficient while protecting and working with the environment. At Nikken, we are committed to using and sharing what we learn to build a larger, healthier and more environmentally conscious global wellness community!

3. https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/doctors-are-becoming-leaders-in-environmental-movement

4, 5, 6 https://www.eatingwell.com/article/7935948/top-10-food-nutrition-trends-2022/

7. https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/new-generation-of-vitamins

Science has not yet figured out exactly why we need sleep so badly. It is believed that we recover physically during sleep and organize things in our brains. 1 What we do know, however, is that without sleep, we can’t lead a lifestyle shaped by active wellness. We can’t force ourselves to fall asleep, any more than we can simply commit to digesting faster or eating as much as we want without gaining weight. In other words, we can’t control our sleep patterns, but we can create the right mental and physical conditions for sleep. This means that we can train ourselves in good sleep habits in order to have a pleasant sleep experience.

Sleep research is a fascinating science. Here are a few interesting facts about other living things:

  • English bulldogs are the only dogs known to suffer from sleep apnea, a breathing disorder. The reason for this is probably their unusual anatomy of the respiratory tract (short muzzle and pre-bite). 2
  • Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t drift away from each other. 3
  • Whales and dolphins literally fall into a half-sleep. The two hemispheres of the brain alternate so that they can ascend to catch their breath. 4
  • Trees sleep at night by relaxing their branches and straightening them up again in the morning. 5
  • Snails can sleep for three years. 6
  • Giraffes get by with an average of 30 minutes of sleep per night. 7

There are also fascinating insights into people and their sleep behaviour:

  • We are the only mammals that deliberately delay sleep. 8
  • Thirty minutes of exercise per day is equivalent to 14 minutes of extra sleep per night. 9
  • The parents of newborns miss out on sleep of about six months in the first two years of their child’s life. Each additional child increases the mother’s sleep loss by 46%. 10
  • Sleepwalking is most common between the ages of three and 17, with 15% of people considered sleepwalkers. 11
  • Women sleep longer than men. The reason for this is that women are more prone to multitasking than men; therefore, their brain works more and takes longer to recover. 12
  • We can dream in color or in black and white. It is believed that about 12% dream exclusively in black and white. 13 Today, about 75% dream in colour, wherea was only 15% before the introduction of colour television. 14

Scientists used to think that everything shuts down during sleep, but in the last 60 years it has been discovered that our brain is very active during sleep. In reality, some parts of the brain consume more oxygen and glucose during sleep than when awake. The time we need sleep depends on how long we’ve been awake and our internal clock. For example, if we stay up all night, we feel more tired at 4 a.m. than at 10 a.m. Recent research may have identified the gene that makes it easier for some people to cope with sleep deprivation. 15

Have you ever tried Kenko sleep technology to find a restful sleep? Until November 15, you can discover better sleep with selected recovery and relaxation products from Nikken that can support your body’s natural ability to recover during sleep!

Visit www.nikken.com/eu/home_de – Rest & Relaxation / Special Offers to see the different sets of blankets and naturalst® pillows available.

1, 15 https://www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au/facts-about-sleep.html

2, 3,4, 8,14. https://health.clevelandclinic.org/22-facts-about-sleep-that-will-surprise-you/

5, 6, 7, 10, 12 https://www.thegoodbody.com/sleep-facts/

11, 13 https://www.thinktank.org.uk/blog/1363-30-fun-facts-about-sleep.php

In order to maintain an optimal level of Active Wellness, we eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and drink PiMag® water. But it is even more important to sleep well and sufficiently! According to sleep and brain researcher Matt Walker, “Sleep is an indispensable biological necessity. Sleep is the Swiss Army knife of health.” 1 Humans are the only species that intentionally evade sleep, which has led to the health challenge of this century.

What are the benefits of an approximately eight-hour, restful sleep? Matt Walker points to studies that compared well-rested participants with participants suffering from sleep deprivation. The hippocampus in the brain of the well-rested subjects showed significant memory signals, but not in those suffering from sleep deprivation.

Why is that?

  • During sleep, the brain is prepared for learning activities.
  • During sleep, lasting memories of what they have learned are created.
  • Deep sleep acts as a transmission system for memories and learning content.

A disturbance of deep sleep can impair brain functions and thus lead to certain dysfunctions. The good news is that researchers can now study ways to improve this situation, as sleep loss is believed to affect every aspect of physiology. Here are some tips for restful sleep:

  1. If possible, always go to bed at the same time and get up again at the same time. The body appreciates regularity and a set schedule.
  2. Sleep in a cool room. To fall asleep and stay asleep, you need a body temperature that has dropped by two to three degrees. 18 °C is ideal for most people.
  3. If you can’t sleep, get out of bed and preferably go to another room. The bed should be associated with sleep, not with twisting and turning back and forth.
  4. Only go to bed when you are tired.
  5. Turn off all electronic devices. In other words, don’t fall asleep in front of the TV. Don’t leave your phone on all night so it can’t blink and vibrate.
  6. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks before bedtime, preferably a few hours before.
  7. Invest in comfortable bedding. Make sure your mattress has the necessary hardness to support your level of comfort.

SPECIAL OFFERS for November … selected rest and relaxation products that will help you on your way to a better sleep

 

1. http://t.ted.com/NKWxqbD