How to Sleep Better – The Complete Guide


How to Sleep Better – The Complete Guide

Find answers, solutions, tips and more about Why You Can’t Sleep, Common Sleep Issues, and Sleep Disorders from our friends over at Sleep Pro.

Here’s a snippet of what you’ll find:

The quality of your life and your physical health are both directly influenced by a good night’s sleep. When you don’t get enough sleep everything seems to be thrown off balance: your energy levels drop throughout the day, you feel less productive and, in the long term, you might end up gaining weight.

Sleep helps our brains work properly. Since it plays such an essential role to our overall health, it’s paramount to get the right amount of sleep every night. You might be tempted to sleep less during weekdays and take comfort in the idea that you’ll make up for it by sleeping in on weekends. But researchers point out that this might do more damage than good.

Sleep deficiency is a problem that most people have to deal with at least once in their lifetime. Whether it’s because of stressful exams, impending work deadlines or personal problems, individuals of all ages are bound to be sleep deprived at some point in their lives.

As a consequence, the damage can manifest itself under two forms: either in an instant or over a longer period of time. Immediate sleep deprivation effects include developing an increased risk for certain chronic health issues. Long term effects include, but are not limited to, affecting the way you behave, work, socialise, learn and even think.

THE 5 STAGES OF SLEEP

People usually go through 4 non-REM stages of sleep before reaching the fifth, final stage, which is called rapid eye movement or REM.

The phases pass cyclically and each sleeper will go through stages 1, 2, 3, 4 and REM.

Then, the cycle begins again from stage 1. A full sleep cycle ranges from 90 to 110 minutes and each sleeping phase ranges from 5 to 15 minutes.

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