Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sleeping is my Hobby...:D

                             Eyes get hard...heart beats slow....face is calm...I am off :D
I think all of us like the moment when we go to bed,take a deep breath and walk into the world of  sweet dreams... Such a great feeling...
Sleeping is like the most wanted present,a long waited event we are  always eager to attend:)
I got some interesting facts about SLEEP, let's check them out!!

* Even minimal sleep loss takes a toll on your mood, energy, and ability to handle stress.

*Sleep isn’t exactly a time when your body and brain shut off. While you rest, your brain stays busy, overseeing a wide variety of biological maintenance that keeps your body running in top condition, preparing you for the day ahead. Without enough hours of restorative sleep, you won’t be able to work, learn, create, and communicate at a level even close to your true potential. Regularly skip on “service” and you’re headed for a major mental and physical breakdown.

Average Sleep Needs by Age
Newborn to 2 months old
12 - 18 hrs
3 months to 1 year old
14 - 15 hrs
1 to 3 years old
12 - 14 hrs
3 to 5 years old
11 - 13 hrs
5 to 12 years old
10 - 11 hrs
12 to 18 years old
8.5 - 10 hrs
Adults (18+)
7.5 - 9 hrs

The Stages of Sleep
Non-REM sleep
Stage N1 (Transition to sleep) – This stage lasts about five minutes. Your eyes move slowly under the eyelids, muscle activity slows down, and you are easily awakened.
Stage N2 (Light sleep) – This is the first stage of true sleep, lasting from 10 to 25 minutes. Your eye movement stops, heart rate slows, and body temperature decreases.
Stage N3 (Deep sleep) – You’re difficult to awaken, and if you are awakened, you do not adjust immediately and often feel groggy and disoriented for several minutes. In this deepest stage of sleep, your brain waves are extremely slow. Blood flow is directed away from your brain and towards your muscles, restoring physical energy.
REM sleep
REM sleep (Dream sleep) – About 70 to 90 minutes after falling asleep, you enter REM sleep, where dreaming occurs. Your eyes move rapidly, your breathing shallows, and your heart rate and blood pressure increase. Also during this stage, your arm and leg muscles are paralyzed.

33% of those who drink 4 or more caffeinated beverages daily are designated at risk for sleep apnea - a disorder in which breathing is interrupted briefly and repeatedly, chronic snoring can be an indicator.

The less you sleep, the more your genes contribute to how much you weigh. The more you sleep, the less your genes determine how much you weigh, and the more control you can have over your weight.

Sleeping directly after learning something new will improve your ability to 

remember it effectively.

*New parents lose out a total of 6 months' sleep in the first two years of childcare.

*Some scientists believe we dream to fix experiences in long-term memory; that is, we dream about things worth remembering. Others reckon we dream about things worth forgetting - to eliminate overlapping memories that would otherwise clog up our brains.

P.S. bye bye....
dream on , until ...
hmmm.. well, the comments are not necessary,I guess..hehe:)

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