What Happens When You Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep not only helps you to wake up and feel refreshed but sleep affects how we look, feel and perform on a daily basis and have a huge impact on your quality of life.

Most people need 8 to 10 hours of sleep a night to function. A night of uninterrupted sleep to keep your body and mind rejuvenated for the next day. If your sleep is cut short, the body doesn’t have time to complete all of the phases needed for muscle repair or regulating hormones for growth and appetite.

Sleeping a full night can help you feel more concentrated the next day, make decisions, and engage fully in school or work the next day.

People dream for about two hours every night. Non-rapid eye movement or NREM is something that occurs about 75% of the night. There are four steps that sleep plays when in NREM listed below.

The first stage of NREM is light sleep or between being awake and asleep. The second stage is becoming disengaged with your surroundings. Your breathing and heart rate will be regular and your body temperature will drop so having your room a cooler temperature in your room is helpful.

Stage three and four kind of go together. This sleep is the deepest and most restorative sleep you can get. Your blood pressure starts to drop, breathing becomes slower, muscles are relaxed and your blood supply to your muscles increases.

These stages help your energy levels rise up so you are getting enough sleep at night to keep you active during the day.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.

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