Have you ever woken up in the morning and just accepted today is going to be a right off, I just have to get through until this evening and then I can try this whole sleep thing again. We have, and we hate it. In this article we are focused on the late stage of sleep. This is the one that makes all the difference. Its the reason why an alarm clock, or the snooze button can ruin your rhythm before the day has begun.This is because of the final stage of your sleep process called REM sleep, where your brain becomes more active. Here are the different stages.
Stage 0 - Awake
Stage 1 - Light sleep
Stage 3 - Deep sleep
Stage 4 - REM ( Rapid eye movement)
Whilst we sleep, we don't go through these stages periodically. Our body begins in stage 1 and progresses into stage 2 and 3. Normally before stage 4 it will go back into stage 2 and will return to stage 2 after REM. On average we go through about 4-5 sleep stages in a night's sleep, spending almost 50 % of that time in stage 2 and only 20% in the REM stage. Each stage is necessary and helps important processes like memory consolidation and helps to clean up the brian from the day before.
Try and wake up with the natural light and notice how different your energy levels feel the next day. Let us know how it goes Bubbles@BioOnics.com. We always like to chat.