Tips to a better night's sleep
If you’re always waking up tired, you’re probably not getting enough NREM and REM sleep. NREM sleep is when the body repairs and regenerates tissues, builds bone and muscle, and strengthens the immune system. REM sleep is when the mind renews itself. When we get enough uninterrupted NREM and REM sleep, we wake up feeling rested, restored and rejuvenated. Remember Sleeping Beauty? She slept for 100 years. That’s a lot of NREM sleep cycles. No wonder she was beautiful ... lol.
The amount of sleep a person needs depends on the individual. And it can depend on factors such as age. Infants usually require about 16-18 hours of sleep per day, while teenagers need about 9 hours per day on average. Most adults need about 7 to 8 hours of sleep per day.
If followed, these tips can greatly reduce fragmented sleep, and improve your odds of waking up rested, restored and rejuvenated:
And if you’re sleeping on a great mattress with the right pillow and you’re not waking up feeling rested, restored, and rejuvenated, see your doctor, as you may have a medical condition or sleep disorder that’s interfering with you getting a great night’s sleep.