Getting a good night’s rest is the goal for all of us when we finally decide to put our heads on the pillow. Whether we can achieve it, however, often isn’t up to us. Be it the stresses on our mind or other reasons, having issues with our sleep has become all too common. In fact, it is reported that 1 in 3 Americans are not getting enough sleep.
You lie down to sleep, and you expect—in fact, you need—a restful experience. Just as you drift off to sleep, though, you wake up in terror or confusion. Or maybe as you fall asleep or wake up, you experience terrifying periods of paralysis. If you experience these or other sleep disorders, you might be suffering from parasomnia disorder.
You need a full night of quality sleep. When sleeping, your brain forms new connections and makes changes to existing connections. These brain actions are essential for making new memories and learning new things. The most essential time for brain changes to occur is during sleep is REM sleep.
A good night’s sleep is just as important, if not more important than diet and exercise when it comes to living your healthiest life. Sleep improves immunity, lowers the risk of disease, and is even linked with losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight. So, how you do start sleeping better and experiencing all these incredible benefits?