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Sleep, sleep, sleep… deprivation, deficiencies and best postures for quality Zzzz

This video is meant to expand your general knowledge about living a healthy life and is NOT a substitute for seeking medical advice. Please consult with your doctor before making changes in your health practices, diet and self-care.

In this video, chiropractor Dr. Alan Mandell, discusses the role played by sleep on one’s overall wellbeing, and which health strategies can support or hinder revitalising shut-eye.

He goes over the negative impact of sleep deprivation, a condition that occurs if someone doesn’t get enough sleep. Sleep deficiency is a broader concept, which occurs in the following situations:

  • A person doesn’t get enough sleep (sleep deprivation)
  • A person sleeps at the wrong time of day (out of sync with their body’s natural clock)
  • A person doesn’t sleep well or get all of the different types of sleep the body needs
  • A person has a sleep disorder that prevents them getting enough sleep or causes poor-quality sleep

The two basic types of sleep are Rapid Eye Movement (REM) and non-REM. Non-REM sleep includes what is commonly known as ‘deep sleep’ or ‘slow-wave sleep’. Dreaming typically occurs during REM sleep. Generally, non-REM and REM sleep occur in a regular pattern of 3-5 cycles each night.

Also, each of us have an internal “body clock” that controls our sleeping patterns. This 24-hour repeating rhythm – the circadian rhythm – affects the optimal functioning of every cell, tissue and organ in the body.

To learn more facts about sleep, click here.

View the original video here.

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