Our sleeping habits have grown very weird in the recent past. It’s funny how we love to sleep but don’t sleep on time. So many of us go to bed when it is almost dawn, then wake up late and still end up becoming sleep-deprived.
What’s even more appalling is that we all brag about not sleeping enough! Having sufficient sleep is so very important for our overall well-being and especially for our mental health.
Almost every aspect of our existence is adversely affected by sleep deprivation. So much information about sleep, its dynamics, and its effects have been explored through research in the last few decades.
Here’s all you need to know about sleep!
Sleep is our body’s way of getting some rest after an entire day of non-stop work, a mechanism to repair all our body’s tissues and processing all the information our minds have collected throughout the day.
Non-Rapid Eye Movement (NREM) and Rapid Eye Movement (REM) are two stages of sleep that perform different functions. The first stage is usually the NREM stage and it largely focuses on repairing and refreshing the physiological processes of the body. The REM stage is the second stage and it mostly deals with the brain and other cognitive functions and rejuvenates them.
People often mistake that foregoing sleep and working would make them more productive but it is truly a myth. It probably could mean that they can get more work done for a very short period but it would drastically reduce their pace of work later due to lesser energy and mental activeness. Therefore, it is always a good idea to wind up work by bedtime and carry it on for the next day.
Also, we’ve all developed a habit of sleeping with our gadgets around us and surfing on our gadgets till a minute before we doze off. The light from the gadgets could drastically reduce the quality of our sleep.
You might want to do these things before you go to bed.
After all, a good night’s sleep in our cozy bed is all that we crave at the end of the day. So why let any of our other habits ruin it for us? Isn’t it?
Also, I’m quite sure that after reading all the sleep does to ensure our well-being, you would agree with the title and say that sleep is sure a power that we all take for granted a lot of times!
I hope this article encourages you to look over your sleep habits and pay enough attention to them as well.
Thank you so much for reading through this.
I’ll see you next Sunday with another article.
Until then, Toodles!!
Hasita : )