The Five Stages of Sleep And Reasons To Prioritize Sleep


The Five Stages of Sleep



The Five Stages of Sleep.

Sleep allows our body to rejuvenate and restore itself. 

The functions of sleep is to clean the brain from toxins, physical restoration, improve mood regulation, strengthening the immune system, and helping for better information processing and memorization.

Lack of sleep could lead to anxiety and depression. Hence, make sleep a priority.


Stage #1 Drowsy


First 5-10 minutes of sleep cycle. This is the transition between wakefulness and sleep where the brain produces theta waves.


Stage #2 Light Sleep


Last about 20 minutes and your brain starts to produce rhythmic brain waves known as sleep spindles. Body temperature starts to decrease and heart rate slows down.


Stage #3 Moderate Sleep


Brain starts to produce deep and slower brain waves called delta waves.


Stage #4 Deep Sleep


A very deep sleep that lasts about 30 minutes. If prone to sleepwalking, it occurs during the end of this stage.


Stage #5 Rapid Eye Movement Sleep


Muscles become more relaxed while brain system is more active. Dreaming occurs during stage five because of the increase in brain activity and the temporary paralysation of voluntary muscles.



10 Reasons To Prioritize Sleep

  • Better memory
  • Better productivity
  • Prevents depression
  • Better physical performance
  • Lesser risk of obesity and weight gain
  • Better metabolism
  • Better heart health
  • Better immunity
  • Reduces pain and inflammation
  • Improves psychological well being

So ensure you have enough sleep throughout the night and rest well to have a better tomorrow.

Stay healthy.

cheers.

2 Comments

  1. sejak sejak pkp waktu tidur dah kelaut :(

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  2. ohhh kalau mimpi tu yang terpaling tidur la tu? Selama ni baru stage ke3 jak la hahaha

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