The Top Tips for Better Sleep
Everyone has a friend or a family member with sleep issues. If you are one of the many millions who wished for a more restful night, then know the issue already starts with the wrong idea of how many hours of sleep we need; as a result we force all kinds of unnatural schedules on ourselves.
“People need around six hours of sleep, as adults, to feel well rested.” says Dr. Adam Zuber, one of the top sleep experts and neurologists in the US. “However the reality is people will force themselves to sleep longer, but after the six hours of rest, they wake up and cannot go back to sleep. Sleep consolidation, a term that means organizing ones sleep to an optimal level, is an accepted measure to treat insomnia and restless sleep. Sleep consolidation is not a term commonly known or heard of, by most non sleep specialists.
As sleep specialists we recommend limiting the total time in bed to six hours. Meaning if one’s natural wakeup time is 6 AM then one should go to bed at 12 midnight. This pattern of sleep helps a person fall asleep easily and treat insomnia. Sleep consolidation also increases Non Rem sleep. Non Rem sleep is the critical part of a human’s sleep cycle. About 80% of the sleep cycle is Non Rem sleep, it is the period when short term memory is converted to long term memory. That is why people who have insomnia, sleep apnea and restless sleep, have poor memory and complain of not remembering things readily, this can also lead to having difficulty with job performance and productivity.
Apply these tips for getting closer to that perfect sleep: