The Importance of Deep Sleep to Restore Your Health
Do you know the stages of Sleep?
There are Four Stages of Sleep
REM Sleep gets all the credit as the “restorative” stage of sleep. In reality, Deep Sleep the fourth stage, is what you need to wake up feeling refreshed, restored, and non-drowsy.
Initially your body goes through a transition period between wakefulness & sleep. The amount of time it takes to fall asleep differs for everyone, though on average it takes 5-15 minutes for an adult to fall asleep.
Light Sleep is where the majority of sleep time is spent.
REM sleep is Rapid Eye Movement Sleep. EEG results show increased brain activity, erratic breathing patterns, and an elevated heart rate. If you wake up remembering your dreams, REM is the dream stage.
Deep Sleep is the restorative stage of sleep. “Slow wave sleep, also called deep sleep, is an important stage in the sleep cycle that enables proper brain function and memory.” Source: Deep sleep: Stages and how much you need (medicalnewstoday.com)
What happens to your body when you don’t get enough sleep
Many medical issues can be linked to not getting quality sleep for extended periods of time.
During deep sleep your body slows down and restores your immune system from everything you faced during the day. Poor quality sleep puts you at higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, and weight gain.
If that isn’t enough when you aren’t getting enough quality sleep, your libido suffers, forgetfulness appears, and you may be more clumsy/accident prone.
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What do you do to up your restorative sleep game?
Sleep hygiene is as important as brushing your teeth, washing your face and cleaning your body. Create an environment that focuses on restorative sleep.
- Remove distractions, including screens, from your sleep environment.
- Choose a different room or space to plug your phone in overnight.
- Meditate before bed, don’t do high impact exercise an hour before bed.
- Use natural products that work with your body to encourage proper sleep cycles.
Valarian root & melatonin are 2 natural products that work with your body. When you use natural products they enhance your sleep, help your body restore & wake up refreshed, not feeling groggy.
A blend of different ingredients, such as the ones in our DREAMit Sleep Spray, support sleep in every cycle. Melatonin alone doesn’t provide support for relaxing your mind that an amino acid like 5HTP or Valarian root does.
When you use PM products with pain relievers and antihistamines, they force your body to sleep with chemicals, but don’t support restorative sleep in every stage.
There is value to getting better quality sleep in better health, higher cognitive function during the day, and better control over a healthy weight. High quality sleep is invaluable.
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— Sara O