Deep Sleep: How To Reach It


Sleep Well: How To Get Better Deep Sleep

Why Should We Deep Sleep?

Deep sleep is the key to a healthy, happy life. Sleeping is closely intertwined with all other bodily functions which work normally with adequate amounts of sleep. However, irregularities in sleep patterns may cause imbalances and other problems in the body which will then impede proper functioning. Hence deep sleep is extremely crucial.

Sleep Well: How To Get Better Deep Sleep
Sleep Well: How To Get Better Deep Sleep

While all of us at some point in time have faced irregularities in sleep patterns, it can mostly be traced back to some stressful situation or anxiety-inducing thought which eventually passes. However, sleep irregularities for long periods can lead to sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea and must be treated immediately. Sometimes, we too can help ourselves have better deep sleep and feel more rested.

Lights Out Is The Ultimate Solution To Deep Sleep

For your body to understand that it’s time to go to bed, you must dim or turn off lights completely at least an hour before bedtime. The same applies to mobile phones and/or laptops. Staying away from a strong source of light can help your body to relax as it now understands that it is time for bed. However, if you go to sleep immediately after turning off bright lights, your body may experience difficulty in shutting down thereby taking you longer to fall into a deep sleep.

Right Temperatures

It is a common misconception that we like our rooms cold in the summer and warm in the winter. This is untrue. The body prefers an optimum temperature of 19-degree celsius to fall asleep. Minor variations in this are possible, based on individual preferences. However, an overly warm or overly cold room can break your sleep as you will be uncomfortable.

No Exercise

Exercise is important for living healthy but not before bedtime. Exercising activates the brain cells which kick start for activity. It is, therefore, best to do it during the early morning before you go about the day’s work. Exercising and intense workouts should be completed at least three to four hours before bedtime. It is best to avoid exercising at night. This will make your body more worked up than necessary and will put them into a deep sleep.

Reduce Stress

Avoid doing any official work immediately before bedtime and instead spend an hour or so relaxing. You can do this by taking a bath or by reading a book or listening to music. Stick to this per-bedtime schedule always for better deep sleep. This slows down brain waves thereby helping you relax and drift easily into sleep.

Sleep Well: How To Get Better Deep Sleep
Sleep Well: How To Get Better Deep Sleep

This is a stage in the NREM cycle and it is the stage where our body is most rested. It is difficult to wake somebody up from their deep sleep because this is the time when brain waves are at their slowest. This is the time when our body is gearing up for work again. It is consolidating our memory, repairing dead skin cells and helping the body to gear up again after last day’s exhaustion. Resting well can, therefore, be a key to working well. Only if you get proper good rest will you feel adequately rested.

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