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Why Should You Get a Good Night's Rest


Do you know why they sing lullabies? Science has figured it all out for you. When we play sounds that synchronizes to the rhythm of the slow brain oscillations of people who are sleeping, it improves the quality of sleep and enhances memory.   

Here comes terrifying news to startle you out of your sleep. People with sleep apnea are more likely to fail a driving stimulator test and they nod off while driving.  A study in 2012 found women with sleep apnea have higher degree of brain damage than men. Sleep apnea is a common disorder which produces one or more pauses while sleeping. It results in disturbed poor quality of sleep. If you suspect you have this problem, better get a medical advice.


Sleep is essential because it results in growth and rejuvenation of the body. You should get proper sleep because the lack of it affects learning and memory, sleep deprivation causes weight gain, it results in irritable mood and affects cardiovascular health and immune function.


Harvard scientists advise that you cut back on caffeine, stop smoking or chewing tobacco and limit alcohol intake in case you have the habit, to ensure more golden restful slumber. Caffeine can interfere with sleep patterns by increasing the need to urinate during the night.

 Nicotine is a nervous stimulant which leads to lack of sleep. It speeds up heart rate, blood pressure and fast brain wave activity. This results in a person sitting wide awake in the middle of the night not knowing what to do. Those who drink alcohol wake up frequently and have scary dreams.

Sleep patterns can be improved by regular physical activity and following regular sleep patterns. According to the research which we discussed in our introduction some soft, slow and mild music, can slow down your brain wave activity and result in a peaceful slumber.


Take care,
Swarnam


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