Sleep Well, for many of you easier said than done. However, setting yourself up for a good night’s sleep goes a long way in improving your odds of actually getting one. Turn off your electronics, darken your room are just a couple of actions which will help.

Worth reading this well-written post on the Australia Huffington Post site about what goes on, and the benefits of, a good night’s sleep: Your Body Does Incredible Things When You Aren’t Awake .

 

Sleep is anything but a waste of time. While many people think of catching Zzs as the body “shutting off” until morning, nodding off actually activates a complicated process that helps you feel rested and healthy the next day. Scientists divide sleep into four stages — each full sleep cycle takes about 90 minutes to complete, meaning we cycle through roughly five rotations during 7.5 hours between the sheets. The amount of time spent in each stage of sleep varies by cycle, with more deep sleep taking place earlier in the night and more dreaming sleep in the second half of the night. In honor of Sleep Awareness Week, here’s a closer look at some of the amazingly complex things your body does every night.

Please read the full article at Huffington Post here: Your Body Does Incredible Things When You Aren’t Awake