Sleep is composed of natural sleep cycles of brain activity, and is made up of two basic phases with individual stages within. These include rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep.
What is Non REM Sleep?
Non REM sleep occurs during the first four sleep phases, and before REM sleep, which is the final stage before the sleep cycle repeats itself. On average each stage lasts from five to 15 minutes. A typical night’s sleep is comprised of 75% non-REM sleep and 25% REM sleep.
An estimated 10 million people suffer from fibromyalgia here in the U.S., and up to six percent of the population worldwide have this condition, reports the National Fibromyalgia Association. While the disorder does occur in men and children, up to 90 percent of people who have fibromyalgia are women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most people are first diagnosed with fibromyalgia during middle age. Painful and baffling, fibromyalgia is a condition without a definitive cause, treatment, or cure.
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While some may think bedtime rituals are unnecessary, they are actually quite important. They help you prepare your body for the act of going to sleep. Once they become routine, they provide important cues for your brain that it’s time to enter into your nightly slowdown mode. The problem most people have is deciding what types of activities should be included in their bedtime rituals. Here are a few great ideas.
Natural latex has a lot to offer consumers when it comes to mattresses. Not only does it provide for a much better night’s sleep, but it also has a few secret benefits that aren’t as widely known about latex and the mattresses it creates.
You’ve probably heard countless rumors over the years about full moon effects and what it means to different people. From statements about the “natives” becoming restless on full moon nights to theories about the impact of the moon on wild animals, there are plenty of rumors floating around about what the full moon can do. Even language has incorporated the moon into expressions of craziness such as lunatic and lunacy, which both have lunar roots. Many people also claim that full moon effects on mood are substantial. But, how you separate fact from fiction when determining exactly what it is the full moon really does?
Feng shui is the art of placement. In the bedroom, it’s all about arranging items, furniture, and even colors and fabrics in a manner that invites sleep or sex. Those are the only two things that should be taking place in the bedroom according to the principles of feng shui, at any rate. If you’re looking for ways to rev up the passion factor or get a few extra winks at night, then the first step is to learn bedroom feng shui layout for better results.
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A good night’s sleep is hard to find. However, Alistair Hughes, managing director of Savoir Beds, believes he has a royal remedy for your sleep problems in the “Royal Bed.”
The Royal Bed, which was unveiled at London’s Kensington Palace, is truly fit for royalty. The series consists of only 60 limited-edition mattresses that are made of Mongolian cashmere wool, curled Latin American horsetails and enough woven silk to stretch from New York to Miami and make the return trip.
Sleep Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine studied the dietary divergences among individuals with diverse sleep patterns. What they found in a diet and sleep study, as published in the journal Appetite, was striking.
People who are heavy or overweight have a difficult time finding the right fit for many things. One thing that often surprises them is having difficulty with finding the best mattress for heavy people; one that meets their sleep needs.
Sleep is one of the things in life that most people feel they can never have too much of. Part of the reason you feel this way is that failing to get enough sleep affects almost every other aspect of your day. Simple things like mood and complex things such as fine motor skills are greatly diminished by a lack of sleep. But, how much sleep does your body really need and is it possible to become addicted to sleep?