How to Sleep Better?
Improving Your Quality of Sleep.
When you sleep, you are unconscious, but your brain and body functions are still active. Sleep is a complex biological process that helps you process new information, stay healthy, and feel rested.
During sleep, your brain goes through five phases: Stage 1, 2, 3, 4 and Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep. Different things happen at each stage. For example, you go through different brain wave patterns (patterns of electrical activity in the brain) in each of them. As a result, your breathing, heart rate, and temperature may be faster or slower in certain stages. Certain phases of sleep can help you feel more rested and energized the next day.
How Will The Different Phases of Sleep Help You?
- Feeling rested and energetic the next day
- Learn information, reflect and form memories
- Rest the heart and vascular system
- Release more growth hormone, which helps children grow.
- Increases muscle mass and cell and tissue repair in children and adults
- Release sex hormones, which contribute to puberty and fertility
How Can I Sleep Better?
You can take steps to improve your sleep habits. First of all, make sure you have enough time to sleep. By getting enough sleep each night, you can feel better and more productive during the day.
- Choosing a good matress for a good night sleep.
- Your pillow is a important as your matress.
- Wear an anti-snoring device if you or your partner snore.
- See a doctor if you have constant trouble sleeping. You may have a sleep disorder, such as insomnia or sleep apnea.
- Avoid caffeine and nicotine, especially in the afternoon and evening.
- Exercise regularly.
- Avoid heavy foods and drinks at night.
- Relaxing before bed, for example, taking a bath, reading, or listening to soft music.
- Keeping your bedroom cool.
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Nouha is a passionate journalist and a beauty lover with valuable knowledge in the health and wellness industry. Nouha worked closely with nurses and doctors treating patients with diabetes, sleeping disorder and anxiety. Nouha is currently studying to become a nurse at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.