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Wednesday 9 November 2011

Better Sleep: the biological

"As you make your bed, lying on it" might actually mean "better you prepare the night and you sleep better." Whatever the effect of nuisances of modern life, we are all able to create more satisfactory conditions for better sleep.

To create more satisfactory conditions for better sleep, we must first better understand the multiple factors involved in the establishment of quality sleep which we all aspire. They can be grouped into three categories: biological conditions, the conditions of the environment and those of the sleeper, finally that depend on the sleeper himself.

They are twofold. First, there is, of course, the amount of sleep needed. It is individual and changes with age. An average adult should sleep six to eight hours.

Some require very little sleep from two to four hours per night (this is the famous example of Napoleon), others absolutely need to noon (this was the case of Einstein).

But there is also the relationship between our own biological rhythms and the circadian time we spend sleeping. One of the prerequisites is to thoroughly comply with these biological rhythms that some of us too often forget or are led to neglect, as workers who "do 3x8", which sleep can be affected by this rate of work.

To know the duration of sleep needed for him, it's simple: just wake up refreshed. You rely on your sleep, and you'll know if you are a small or a big sleeper.

Once you have determined sleep time, you can try to gradually change your wake-up time by acting only on the moment of falling asleep. For example, if you wake up in great shape at six o'clock, lie down to twenty-two or twenty-three hours. If you do wake up at five in top form, go to bed an hour earlier.

You wake up in great shape at the end of a sleep cycle. It takes an average of 1:30, including some 20 minutes of REM sleep during which dreams occur. If you wake up at the end of a cycle, it seems to have slept well. However, if you are awakened in the very slow wave sleep, it seems to have more sleep and not having enough sleep.

It's the same at the time of sleep, as anyone can check on itself. When night falls and the usual time to sleep, everyone feels the urge to get sleep, but if for some reason you can not sleep, so we quickly feel fully awake. In fact we missed the cycle and is naturally sleepy an hour or two later.

Getting to know your body and observe the natural rhythm of your sleep, you will for sure to rediscover your life in a new light, thanks to successful nights.

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