Sleep Quotes (1378 quotes)
Things about sleep that still can't be explained
Do you struggle to get to sleep no matter how tired you are? Or do you wake up in the middle of the night and lie awake for hours, anxiously watching the clock? Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night, resulting in unrefreshing or non-restorative sleep. Chronic insomnia can even contribute to serious health problems. Because different people need different amounts of sleep, insomnia is defined by the quality of your sleep and how you feel after sleeping—not the number of hours you sleep or how quickly you doze off. Although insomnia is the most common sleep complaint, it is not a single sleep disorder. The problem causing the insomnia differs from person to person.
Where your mind goes at night
What Happens To Your Body And Brain If You Don't Get Sleep - The Human Body
Within a few hours of reading this you will lose consciousness and enter the twilight zone. For the next few hours your brain will cycle between two wildly different states, deep sleep and rapid eye movement sleep, or REM. For much of that time you will not be totally unconscious but engaged in the bizarre nocturnal state called dreaming. We spend about a third of our lives asleep, and it is clearly very important. Sleep scientists have come up with dozens of hypotheses about its function. Each has strengths — and weaknesses, too. Most sleep researchers accept that sleep has many functions and that all of these hypotheses may be true to some extent.
For starters, catching Zzs is like a dishwasher for your brain. The book is packed with relatable personal stories and helpful interviews, but also plenty of hard data and science. Here, we've excerpted seven of the most interesting facts we learned from reading Huffington's book. They found that those who snored, had sleep apnea, or were mouth breathers—all potential sleep disruptors—at age four were 20 to 60 percent more likely to develop behavioral issues. By age seven, that likelihood jumped to 40 to percent.