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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.
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How to Sleep Better Simple Steps to Getting a Good Night's Sleep Sleeping well directly affects your mental and physical health and the quality of your waking life. Fall short and it can take a serious toll on your daytime energy, productivity, emotional balance,
Melatonin Is a naturally occurring hormone controlled by light exposure that helps regulate your sleep-wake cycle.
Your brain secretes more melatonin when it’s dark, making you sleepy, and less when it’s light, making you more alert.
However, many aspects of modern life can alter your body’s production of melatonin and shift your circadian rhythm
Influence exposure to ligh During the day: Expose yourself to bright sunlight in the morning. Spend more time outside during daylight. Let as much natural light into your home or workspace as possible. At night: Avoid bright screens within 1-2 hours of your bedtime. Say no to late-night television. Don’t read with backlit devices. When it’s time to sleep, make sure the room is dark. Keep the lights down if you get up during the night. FOLLOW How to Powerhouse through Sleep Deprivation
Sleep deprivation takes a sharp toll on the human brain and body, impairing cognition, motor ability, and mood. Willpower, memory, judgement, and attention all suffer. You drop and bump into things, crave sugar, overeat, and gain weight. You're more irritable, more anxious, overly negative, and more emotionally reactive.
Willpower, memory, judgement, and attention all suffer when you are sleep deprived.
You drop things, crave junk food sugar, overeat, gain weight. You’re more irritable, negative, emotio... Get through sleep deprivation: Stabilize your blood sugar, by eating hearty food (protein and fat) more often. Reduce refined carbs and increase fats and proteins. B-complex vitamin supplements can give you an immediate boost in alertness and mental clarity. Soak in an Epsom salt bath - might even help you get enough energy to exercise the next day. Drink more water than you usually do to help compensate. Exercise is the single best way to “take out the trash” in your body, and after staying up more hours than you should. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN