Many clients have trouble sleeping. Over the next few blogs I will provide information about sleep and how to make improvements. Today’s topic is deep sleep.
According to SleepHelp.org, the more sleep is studied and how it affects the body, the more we realize that it is a very complex biological process. Sleep involves all aspects of the body and can be intensely variable. While we tend to think of someone as either “asleep” or “awake,” the truth is that what it means to be asleep is extremely complicated.
One example of this is the stages that make up the sleep cycle. Studies that analyze brain activity in sleeping people have identified that we move through several different phases of sleeping. These are generally identified as stages 1-4 and then REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Stages 1-4 are also sometimes called NREM (non-REM) sleep.
Deep sleep is defined as stages 3-4 of NREM sleep, and it has some unique and important characteristics. In my upcoming blogs, we’ll provide more detail about sleep, why it matters, what affects it, and how you can try to get more of it. If you would like help improving your sleep, please reach out to me:
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