April 01, 2019 2 min read
Deep sleep is a critical part of your sleep cycle, as it indicates a high quality resting state. When you are in a deep sleep, you are very difficult to wake and lose all conscious awareness of your surroundings.
Why is it important?
How many hours of deep sleep do we need in a night?
You reach a state of deep sleep during stage three of your sleep cycle, which typically starts about 35-45 minutes after falling asleep. Periods of deep sleep are longer earlier in the night then shorten in length throughout your sleep. Since all the sleep stages are cyclical in nature and it is difficult to quantify how many hours you get of each, it is important to achieve the best amount of sleep for your body (probably close to 8 hours).
Because you need around 40 minutes before you fall into a deep sleep, it is also essential that you don’t have any disruptions waking you up as you try to rest, such as snoring. If you sleep near someone who snores, check out ourlast blog for tips to get a good night’s rest, and if you are the snorer yourself, consider investing in asnoring mouthpiece.
January 21, 2022 3 min read
One consequence of our growing sleep debt is that a greater number of people are now struggling with excess weight and other metabolic problems than in previous times. That is because sleep and your metabolism are intricately connected.
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Anyone who has ever attempted to improve the quality of their sleep knows the importance of setting a regular sleep schedule. And what that usually entails is going to bed at the same time each night and waking at an appropriate time each morning.
January 10, 2022 3 min read
The ideal bedtime for most healthy adults is in the late evening, i.e. between 9 and 12 pm. That’s when the pressure to sleep naturally builds up. Going to bed at this time allows most people to meet their recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep if they need to be awake by 7 am.
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