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Question of the week.

What are the stages of sleep?

SLEEP, ARE YOU COUNTING SHEEP?

Are you getting enough and is it deep?

In this instance size does matter and what you do with it counts.


Sleep for many of us is a sweet balm that we look forward to after a long day, a restful sleep leaves us feeling restored and re-energised ready to take on another exciting day ahead.

Sleep is a naturally occurring part of human lives, we need sleep for recover and repair.

Lack of sleep can lead us to feel terrible, irritable and moody unable to function efficiently.

HOW MUCH SLEEP DO I NEED?

Sleep per night for an adult varies, some people are able to function on as little as 6 hours while others need 8-9, this range is due to the different stages of sleep that people experience.

Adults between the ages of 26-64 should aim for 7-9 hours per night.

Adults aged 65 plus should aim for 7-8 hours of sleep.

Human sleep cycle often occurs in 90-minute cycles.

Usually dreamers pass through 5 stages of sleep, 1,2,3,4 and rem, (Rapid Eye Movement) These stages progress from 1 through to rem then begin at stage one again.

HOW LONG DOES A COMPLETE SLEEP CYCLE TAKE TO COMPLETE?

A complete sleep cycle takes an average of 90 to 110 minutes. The first sleep cycle each night will have a relatively short rem sleep and long periods of deep sleep, but later during the night, REM periods lengthen and deep sleep time decreases.

STAGES OF SLEEP

Stage 1-Light sleep where you drift in and out of sleep and can be woken up easily.

Stage 2-Eye movement stops, brain waves become slower, with only the occasional burst of rapid brain waves.

Stage 3-Extremely slow brain waves called delta waves, interspersed with smaller faster waves.

Stage 4-The brain produces delta waves almost exclusively.

Stages 3 and 4 are known as deep sleep or delta sleep and it is very difficult to wake someone up during this phase of sleep. When in deep sleep there is no eye movement or muscle activity.

In REM stage breathing becomes more rapid, irregular and shallow, eyes jerk rapidly and limb muscles are still.

Brain waves during this stage increase to a level experienced when a person is awake, heart rate increases, blood pressures rises, males often develop erections and the body loses some of its ability to regulate temperature, most people experience 3 to 5 intervals of sleep each night.

This is the time when most dreams occur and if you are woken in this stage of sleep a person can often remember.

Sleep can goes hand in-hand with making positive lifestyle change.

It will help so many functions of the human body from memory to learning new skills, to being able to perform better at your training sessions as well as in your work environment.

People who have trouble sleeping, either through difficulty falling asleep, or anther a symptom caused by bad lifestyles habits such as being glued to social media when you should be preparing to relax and switch off, or be it through an unavoidable sleep disorder, skipping the zzz’s can play havoc with our lives if we allow the pattern to remain unchanged.

Sleep is a very important role in your physical and mental health.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO GET ENOUGH SLEEP?

For example, sleep is involved in healing and repairing your muscles and all bodily functions. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked with an increase of many health-related issues.

BENEFITS OF A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP

You will look sexier, studies have suggested that people rated faces more attractive after rest.

Wake up feeling fresh and alert.

Enhances a positive mind set.

Improves concentrate during the day.

Look healthier and more awake.

You could be adding more years to your life.

You will less likely become ill.

Your sex life may start looking up (Bow chicka wow wow)

Sleeping will help with weight loss.

You will be less irritable or upset about things.

Muscle recovery and repair.

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