Most of us have heard of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. This is a stage of sleep when we dream. Many of us don't remember our dreams when we wake but we all dream. If someone wakes you while you're in the REM stage of sleep, you would probably remember what you were just dreaming about. A person who happens to be watching you while you're asleep will know you're in REM sleep by the movement of your eyes beneath your eyelids.
In today’s hectic life, it has become increasingly difficult to get a good night’s rest. Work schedules, pressures from family and friends, and the ever-present social media makes it almost impossible to find downtime to relax and get a good night’s sleep.
Getting enough sleep has always been a challenge for most adults, but the events of 2020 have caused people to be even more sleep deprived. According to a recent survey, more than one in four Americans are losing sleep now, and 64 percent say that they’re getting less than seven hours of sleep every night.
The COVID-19 pandemic hit the global economy, international and domestic travel more than we could have ever imagined. It also caused a lot of fear, stress, and anxiety for people that is not immediately attributable to Covid. Health experts warned about the possible psycho-social effects of isolation. They were not wrong to assume this, and there has been an increase in mental health cases over this span of time.