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We wake up at night for many various reasons. Some of them are:
However, it is important to let your practitioner know your sleeping habits so that they may analyse whether you have an underlying medical condition.
Sleep deprivation is when one's body does not get the proper amount of sleep it should. Some effects of being sleep deprived: memory issues, the inability to think clearly, weakened immune system.
Ways to fix your sleeping patterns:
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Our bodies follow a certain circadian rhythm that relies on us following a consistent sleeping time.
One can use the morning sunrise as an anchor to your wake time. Having a fixed time also builds a sleep drive gradually, as the body gets in the habit of falling asleep at the same time at night.
The average adult spends 36 % (or about one-third) of his or her life asleep.
Purpose of Sleep:
The first purpose of sleep is restoration.
Every day, your brain accumulates metabolic waste as it goes about its normal neural activities. Sleeping restores the brains healthy condition by removing these waste products. Accumulation of these waste products has been linked to many brain-related disorders.
The second purpose of sleep is memory consolidation.
Sleep is crucial for memory consolidation, which is responsible for your long term memories. Insufficient or fragmented sleep can hamper your ability to remember facts and feelings/emotions.
Sleep needs vary from person to person. Age, genetics, lifestyle, and environment all play a role.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need 7-9 hours of sleep a night...
To really find out what your individual sleep needs are, do the following experiment for at least two weeks:
You may sleep longer during the first few days, but over the course of a few weeks, a pattern will emerge of how much sleep your body needs each night.
If you often feel tired, your body is telling you that it's not getting enough sleep.
If you're getting eight hours of sleep a night but still feel tired, you may be suffering from a sleep disorder or interrupted sleep.