Waking Up on the Right Side of the Bed
When thinking about sleep, it’s easy to imagine your brain simply shuts off for 8 hours and then reboots to your alarm in the morning. But sleep is not just one solid state of unconsciousness. Sleep is broken up into 5 stages, each one lasting for 5 to 15 minutes each. Each stage is pivotal for both biological and psychological health. When we get sleep deprived or have disruptions in our sleep, our body is unable to cycle through all those stages and we suffer because of it. When we let our bodies rest and heal in the ways they need to, we benefit both physically and mentally.