Can't Zzzzzzz ? Your brain keeps thinking? Stages of Sleep? This short article will help you.



It takes me forever to get to sleep on a good night. The slightest noise, such as my wife's snoring, can drive me to the sofa or to another room. Everything has to be near perfect! "What's wrong with me?" This article will offer a brief summary of the stages of rest, which may help you. Rem Sleep Deprivation Snoring

The way your mind and bodywork together to produce rest is something that one should understand. Your body engages in many assorted procedures once your head falls on to the pillow and you shut your eyes that contribute to how soundly or how softly you will rest. Let's explore the stages of sleep.

Feeling drowsy is the first phase of bedtime and at this time your muscles will go limp, you will feel yourself getting weary, and your eyes will drift closed on their own. This is the fastest developing phase, usually around ten minutes. Stage two is a very faint twilight rest and in this stage both breathing rate plus temperature drop. Your pulse will also slow down as well during this part of sleep.

You can say stage three and four are classified as deep slumber and are where you may have difficulty waking up. You may feel groggy and be unable to adjust quickly but this vital stage in your rest allows the brain to truly "turn off" as your circulation slows, at which time the nutrient rich blood nourishes your body. There is also an increase in immune work that occurs during these two vital stages of your good night's rest.

Stage five is considered REM (rapid eye movement and is generally considered the dreaming period of a good night's rest. Moving in and out of the REM cycle occurs often so you might have anywhere from three to five 70-90 minute long sessions within the stage of REM sleep. This intricate stage of sleeping is determined by some physical breathing conditions both shallow and deep. There may also be your heart quickening as a rise in blood pressure.

Sleep Cycle

This exact moment in the slumber cycle is good for helping your mind process heavy emotions, stress reduction and giving the person a truly good night's rest. People who catch Z's lightly are trapped in stage two and cannot seem to get to stages three and four where complete rest does the best for us. Those who can't wake up so easily probably hanging around too long in deep rest and awake suddenly rather than come awake through the various stages of rest. Stages of rest can become random based upon the time you have spent in each stage through the previous week, so if you spend too much time in a heavy sleep one night the next night you may spend more time in REM or light rest. Your body adjusts over time and you'll likely spend equal amounts of time in every stage.

My useful preparation for peaceful rest:

1. Breathing exercises-slow breathing

2. Meditate

3. Read a book

4. Listen to your inner voice

5. Lay very still- slow breathing

6. Be at peace with your inner self

7. Don’t go to bed angry

8. Don’t go to bed with an issue that is job related

9. Sometimes warm milk can help (not for everyone)

10. Don’t over-eat at bedtime (eat 4 to 5 hours before bedtime)

If your apnea problems continue, then see your physician.

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