Why sleep is important?

Sleep is one of the most important components of life, well-being and longevity. Today we know that sleep improves learning ability, memory and logical reasoning. It modifies emotions, renews the immune system, fine-tunes metabolism and regulates appetite. Dreams create a virtual reality, where the brain merges the knowledge of the present into the old and mobilizes the forces of creativity

Average night’s sleep is eight hours (ie one third of a day), so a human sleeps about a third of his life. Sleep is not just the opposite of being awake, but the time when the mind, the brain and the body are alternately active and passive. Sleep is important for both physical and mental recovery. The body of a tired person needs to rest in order to fill the energy reserves. Sleep has a revitalizing effect, as the body rejects diseases and infections during sleep.

The mind and thoughts also need sleep so that they can rest from the day’s work. Even though we sleep and let go of everyday stressful thoughts, our brain continues to function during sleep. The brain sorts information about what has happened and what has been learned, which is transferred from short-term memory to long-term memory. During sleep, problems are solved and emotions dealt with without being aware of it. One old proverb says ”the morning is wiser than the evening”.

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What is good shift worker sleep management

What is shift worker sleep management?

Sleep has a significant impact on a person’s health, well-being and coping at work. Shift workers have been found to have more sleep disturbances than those who do regular working hours. The importance of sleep for wellbeing The effect of sleep on wellbeing is recognized but often underestimated. Sleep has the function of restoring and revitalizing the functioning of the ...
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How does aging affect sleep

How does aging affect sleep?

As we age, normal, age-related changes also occur in sleep. Changes usually begin to occur between the ages of 50 and 60 and become apparent after the age of 70. These changes are related to the structure of sleep and the distribution of sleep at different times of the day. Normal sleep changes caused by aging Changes in the structure ...
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Physiotherapy in the treatment of insomnia

Physiotherapy in the treatment of insomnia

Physiotherapy means to improve sleep are exercises that make it possible to calm the over-excited body and mind. In addition, psychoeducation can be applied in physiotherapy and discussions with clients about sleep hygiene, sleep ergonomics, rhythm of life and everyday content. Physiological, emotional, or cognitive hyperresponsiveness is a significant factor in the formation and chronicity of insomnia. Therefore, the goal ...
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How to stop worrying and you sleep better

How to stop worrying and you sleep better

Accept that you tend to worry easily about different things. Stop fighting your worries. The moment of worry method is especially useful when you have a habit of dealing with the things in bed that you have been thinking about during the day, recently, in the present. The goal is to put an end to the day’s things and plans ...
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