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Sleep Cycles And Their Impact

Posted by Larry Alton on May 17, 2021 7:13:48 AM

Introduction

Sleep is a naturally occurring phenomenon where the body and the mind are characterized by altered consciousness but reduced muscle activity. Sleep is considered important as it revives the body and restores different systems of the body. It is also considered a great healing agent as it heals different body ailments while one is asleep. Memory, mood, and other cognitive function of the body is also maintained while one is fast asleep.

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Topics: REM, REM sleep, sleep stages

Get the Deep Sleep Your Body Needs

Posted by Paisley Hansen on Jan 15, 2021 12:10:00 AM

Despite the fact that sleep is one of the most important parts of maintaining good health, many struggle to get the deep sleep that their body needs on a nightly basis. Not only can a lack of sleep leave you feeling groggy and exhausted in the short term, but in the long term there can be many serious side effects, like an increased risk for heart disease and stroke as well. The good news is, though, that there are many simple things you can begin doing today to help improve your sleep quantity and quality.

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Topics: REM, REM sleep, deep sleep

Strange and Unusual Facts about Dreams

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 18, 2019 5:02:00 AM

Counting sheep, warm milk, and tea are all some traditional methods used to fall asleep. But what happens after that? Why do we dream what we do? Why can’t you always remember your dreams? Dreaming is a mystery. Sometimes they are enchanting and other times we can’t get wake up fast enough to get out of them.  

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, REM, REM sleep

Enhance Your Sleep Cycles

Posted by Rich Crane on Sep 30, 2016 11:49:21 AM

 According to the National Sleep Foundation, research shows that most adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.  But other findings suggest that the type of sleep we get is more important than the duration of our sleep.

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Topics: Sleep, REM

Summary of Sleep Cycles

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Oct 16, 2013 11:00:00 AM

Sleeping is how your body and mind rests and restores its energy levels. It is an active state that affects both your physical and mental status as well.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, REM, REM sleep

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