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What Is Sleep and Why Do We Sleep?

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Sleep. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear this word?

If you are currently experiencing sleep problems then you might feel rather anxious and you may have difficult thoughts about sleep. You may have tried many things to help yourself sleep better. If these things didn’t work, you may be feeling frustrated, exhausted, isolated and dejected about your ongoing experience. Just know one thing. You are not alone. 

Insomnia affects a large population of the global population. Worldwide studies suggest that up to 50% of the world’s population suffer from insomnia. 

Sleep is a universal, shared experience that we all need.

Sleep is a period of rest and reduced activity, during which we leave ‘waking consciousness; through the brain remains active. A decrease in our responses to external stimuli such as sounds. Changes in brainwave activity, cardiovascular activity (heart rate and blood pressure) breathing rate, body temp and other biological functions such as cell repair and digestion.

Two main types of sleep: Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep which is associated with dreaming and Non-Rapid Eye Movement (N-REM) sleep which transports us into ‘deep sleep’ then we tend to alternate between N-REM and REM recurrently while we sleep.

Why do we sleep?

  • It plays a crucial role in babies and children’s brain development
  • It support the body to rest, conserve energy and recharge
  • It enables the body to restore and rejuvenate itself. 
  • It helps boost our immune system
  • It helps to process new information, consolidate memories and recall them
  • It helps us to to learn and problem-solve and perform a variety of tasks

If you are not getting enough sleep and have been suffering from sleepless nights for months or even years, it’s time to make a change. Get help now. Book a 20 mins discovery call with me to see how I can help!


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