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What normal sleep looks like

What normal sleep looks like

Our natural body clock regulates functions through what's known as circadian rhythms: physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a daily cycle.

Most adults require approximately 7,5-8 hours of good sleep per night. This enables us to spend adequate time in the stages of sleep known as nonrapid eye movement sleep (NREM) and rapid eye movement sleep (REM).

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It's important to understand why we are using the snooze button in the first place.

For some, it's a habit that started early on. But for many, it can signal a significant problem with sleep. And poor sleep has been shown to be associated with a number of health disorders including h...

  • If a person is not breathing well during sleep (snoring or sleep apnea), this will disturb the normal sequences and cause the individual to awaken feeling unrestored.
  • Sleep quality can be diminished by the use of electronic devices, tobacco or alcohol in the evening.&nb...

It's probably best to set your alarm for a specific time and get up then.

Delaying getting out of bed for nine minutes by hitting the snooze is simply not going to give us any more restorative sleep. In fact, it may serve to confuse the brain into starting the process of secreting mo...

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Eat Meals Earlier 

Don't eat any heavy foods within two hours of bed time. 

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