Sleep Cycles: How the Sleep Stages affect Your Health
A sleep cycle is a progression through the various stages of sleep from Non-REM sleep to REM sleep before beginning the progression again with Non-REM sleep. A sleep cycle typically lasts between 90 to 110 minutes and is made up of four sleep stages. This means that most people will go through multiple sleep stages every night.
Full sleep cycles featuring all the five stages of sleep is essential for health and wellbeing. During sleep, our short-term and long-term memories are consolidated, our bodies regenerate, and our immune system is working at its hardest. For this reason, it makes sense to improve one’s sleep quality as much as possible within the framework of one’s everyday life.
What are the Stages of Sleep?
There are five stages of sleep: Non-REM (NREM) Sleep (Stages 1, 2, 3 & 4) and REM Sleep.
Best length of Time for a Power Nap
Increased productivity, better memory, lower stress levels and lower risk of heart disease. These are just some of the benefits of regular napping. But how long should a power nap actually last? - In this guide, we explore the best length of time for a nap which allows you to quickly “recharge your batteries” without disrupting your sleep cycle.
Massage Chairs Beginner’s Guide and Cautions
If you are just starting with massage chairs, it’s best to get your joints and muscles used to the new stimulus. It is recommended to do concise sessions, such as 5 minutes of a relatively light massage to begin with.