Most people tend to disregard the importance and the significance of proper sleep patterns. Therefore there is a need to reeducate people of this very important element which is so impactful on the daily functions of anyone.

The Basics

As sleep is an essential part of a normal and healthy growing individual it should be regarded with some respect. Sleep helps the body to rejuvenate adequately, so that the daily challenges will be better handled.

However at this point it is not completely known how the actual sleep state can be accurately and precisely explained in it‟s physiologically phenomenon state.

Though thought to be a rather passive state of being it is now know to have a very dynamic process where is brain does not at anytime really shut down complete and instead does perform several unseeing functions within this state, thus it dominant importance.
Basically sleep states can be categorized into different stages such as NREM which is non rapid eye movement and REM which is rapid eye movement.

This then can be broken down even further into other connective categories. It is interesting to note that the sleep cycle experiences several stages in succession over and over again throughout one sleep session and this could take up to about an hour and a half each time. Ideally one should always try to get some level of deep sleep whenever possible through the sleep exercise as this will ensure a better and more refreshed state upon awakening.

Some more detrimental effects of lack of sleep have been documented as having a weaker immune system, lower while blood cell count, decrease in the release of growth hormones, heart rate variability and a host of other problems.