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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.

Epigenetics and Sleep

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

Stages Of Light Sleep

Light sleep makes up most of an adult’s sleep cycle. We spend about 50% of our sleep in light sleep. Although not as restorative as deep sleep (also called slow-wave sleep) and not as vivid in dreams and emotions as REM sleep, it is an important part of our night’s… Read More »Stages Of Light Sleep

Sleep And Memory – How Sleep Improves Our Memory And Helps Us Learn

Overview Sleep has long been linked with an ability to successfully remember and learn things. Although scientists claim that there are many questions unanswered and many processes not fully understood, there has been a significant amount of research and interesting, unambiguous discoveries as to what sleep does for our memory.… Read More »Sleep And Memory – How Sleep Improves Our Memory And Helps Us Learn

Why Do We Sleep?

Overview There hasn’t been a single answer to this question yet because sleep is incredibly complex with numerous functions and processes occurring during sleep. Although physically quite inactive, our mental activity is not to be ignored. Our minds prepare us for future learning, we store information from short-term into long-term… Read More »Why Do We Sleep?