Overview Have you ever arrived to work on a Monday morning to see that one energetic coworker with bright eyes and a smile on their face? On the other hand there is that latecomer always looking like they just rolled out of bed with eyes swollen and a cowlick or… Read More »Chronotypes – What They Are and What You Can Do About Them
Basics of Sleep
Sleep is one of the most complicated and misunderstood aspects of how the human body functions.
Gaining a full understanding of sleep will involve many hours of research, but if your time is limited and you just want to know simple tips to help get more and higher quality sleep then you can spend a few minutes reading these articles.
Whether you want to know the negative consequences of poor sleep, how to get some sleep when traveling in a hotel room, or how much sleep you need then this is the section for you.
- Deep Sleep – Basics You Need To Know
- Sleeping In a Hotel Room
- Epigenetics and Sleep
- Hypnograms – Graphs Representing Your Sleep
- What Are The Consequences Of Poor Sleep?
- The Many Benefits Of Sleep
- Stages Of Light Sleep
- What Is Melanopsin And How Does It Affect Our Sleep Cycle?
- Why Do Some People Feel Euphoria After Sleep Deprivation?
- How Is Sleep Regulated? The Two-Process Model
- What Is Sleep? Definitions Of Sleep
- Short Sleep – When is it Dangerous?
- The Three States Of Unresponsiveness: Sleep, Anesthesia, And Coma
- How Do We Wake Up? The Processes Behind It
- Sleep Spindles Explained
- How Light Affects Our Sleep: Daylight vs. Artificial Light
- Sleep And Memory – How Sleep Improves Our Memory And Helps Us Learn
- Why Do We Sleep?
- How Much Sleep Do We Need?
- REM Sleep – How It Works and What The Benefits Are
- The Four Stages Of Sleep And Sleep Cycles
- Flip-Flop Switch – A Binary System Balancing Between Sleep and Wakefulness
- Chronotypes – What They Are and What You Can Do About Them
- How To Get More Deep Sleep
The very first night in an unfamiliar setting always results in not-so-great sleep. While it’s never going to be as comfortable as sleeping at home, you can make a lot of wise decisions to help you sleep soundly in a hotel. Many people who struggle with sleeping in hotel rooms… Read More »Sleeping In a Hotel Room
Humans always knew about the refreshing effect that comes with sleep. They knew a lot about dream sleep. Due to the more vivid nature of dream sleep, people gave more attention to it. Lots of mystery surrounds dream sleep. However, people tend to give less attention to deep sleep. Our… Read More »How To Get More Deep Sleep
In today’s society, people are so busy that they usually cut back on sleep for their studies or work. Staying up all night to meet a deadline has almost become a norm. A norm with a cost. Sleep loss isn’t the only thing that causes various consequences, but also poor… Read More »What Are The Consequences Of Poor Sleep?
Overview Being sleepy, heavy eyelids, warm bed – before you know it, you’ve fallen asleep. What is this thing that can ’switch us off’ in the evening and ’switch us back on’ in the morning? We know what it feels like to be awake and what it is like to… Read More »Flip-Flop Switch – A Binary System Balancing Between Sleep and Wakefulness
Overview Sleep has long been linked with an ability to successfully remember and learn things. Although some scientists claim that there are many unanswered questions and that there are many processes they don’t fully understand about how sleep affects our memory; there has been a significant amount of research and… Read More »Sleep And Memory – How Sleep Improves Our Memory And Helps Us Learn
It is widely known that chronic poor sleep can lead to serious problems with your immune system as well as your mental and physical health. It also increases your risk of developing various diseases – including sleep disorders. Epigenetics, a new, sometimes called ‘revolutionary’ discipline, helps us describe how our… Read More »Epigenetics and Sleep
Deep sleep is one of the Non-REM stages of our sleep and is critical to your health and well-being. Although we are aware of some of the physiological and psychological benefits, as well as the negative impact of deep sleep deprivation, there is still a lot we don’t know abou… Read More »Deep Sleep – Basics You Need To Know
We have light receptors in rods and cones of our eyes – they play a role in our vision. However, there is another light receptor called melanopsin, and it doesn’t help us see better. It just helps our brain understand whether it is sleep time or wake time. You may… Read More »What Is Melanopsin And How Does It Affect Our Sleep Cycle?
Overview Different types of light have different effects on us and our biological clock. It is natural to be exposed to bright daylight when we wake up, and various processes in our body follow the day-night rhythm, where the day is activity time and night is the time for rest.… Read More »How Light Affects Our Sleep: Daylight vs. Artificial Light