Why Sleep Quality and Duration is Important?
We as a Nation are 2nd sleep deprived country in the world, just behind Japan.
On the outside, sleep doesn’t seem to be that productive. Eyes closed, pretty much unconscious and not doing anything and dead to the outside world. It’s a different thing if you consider dreaming to be a part of effective time, otherwise sleep is an evil thing killing our precious hours of the day. Majority of us would prefer catching up on emails, Instagram, Facebook, chat, Netflix, and what not on the famous web. What else can we do at midnight? If you are one of them, think again! That eight hours of doing nothing, but in fact, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
While we are sleeping, our Brain is working hard, preparing our body for the next day of hectic work and challenges, apart from dreaming of course. Your brain is busy in thinking fast without making mistakes, making smart choices, coming up with genius ideas, and more. Without adequate rest, your brain ends up on the fast track to going out of order. Sort of like a computer that you’ve left running for a month straight and is in desperate need of a reboot.
This Is Your Brain On Sleep
Even though you’re lying there all quiet and peaceful, there’s a lot going on inside your head while you snooze. How much? Mainly five stages in repeat mode.
Stage 1. Stage 1 of non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep.
Stage 2. At this point, your sleep is deep enough that you are no longer aware of the world around you. Your brain has told your eyes to stop moving and allows your body temperature to drop. Your brain waves start to slow down.
Stages 3 and 4. These are the last stages of NREM sleep, you are getting your deepest, most restorative sleep. In this stage, your brain signals your body to let your blood pressure drop, slow down your breathing, and relax your muscles. While you’re in deep sleep, your brain floods your body with growth hormones that aid in tissue repair and muscle development.
Stage 5. During stage 5, you experience rapid eye movement (REM) that gives your brain and body the energy boost you’ll use to get through the day tomorrow. Since your brain is at its most active during REM sleep, this is also when you’ll have dreams.
Then, somewhere between 90 and 110 minutes, this winds down. But it’s not actually ending—instead, it’s just gearing up to start again.
How Sleep Impacts your brain function – Boost your Brain
- Organise new information
- Solidify memories
- Leads to more creative thinking
- More efficient thought process
- Regulate your appetite
- Clear out harmful toxins
Why you need Sleep?
If we sleep too little, we become unable to process what we’ve learned during the day and we have more trouble remembering it in the future. Researchers also believe that sleep may promote the removal of waste products from brain cells—something that seems to occur less efficiently when the brain is awake.
When people don’t get enough sleep, their health risks rise.
Symptoms of depression, seizures, high blood pressure and migraines worsen. Immunity is compromised, increasing the likelihood of illness and infection. Sleep also plays a role in metabolism: Even one night of missed sleep can create a prediabetic state in an otherwise healthy person.
Sleep medications have their own side effects like drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, impaired memory and also it leads to misuse/abuse and addiction.
How to sleep better .. Getting significant quantity of good sleep is essential for good health and longevity
- Changes in the normal routine like early to bed and early to rise, and fixed sleep time impacts a lot in sleep quality as body gets accustomed to it
- Avoid smart phones, watching TV 30 minutes before going to sleep- as light interferes with sleep hormone melatonin which impairs sleep onset
- According to one recent study – Exercise regularly- yoga/work out is beneficial.
- Melatonin, significantly improves sleep- helps to fall asleep quickly and improves quality of sleep naturally
- Medicinal herbs and plants that work on Gaba receptors, hormones, stress, pain, help without side-effects
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