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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.
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