Why it is Important to Relax Your Body While You Sleep
Sleep is a regularly recurring condition of the body and mind, defined by decreased consciousness, relatively limited sensory activity, decreased motor activity, decreased emotional reactivity to external stimuli, and a decreased ability to remember events that occurred during the light phase of sleep. The normal duration of sleep is between three and nine hours. Sleep can occur during the night, on weekends or when a person is awake.
According to recent studies, the average human adult requires about seven to eight hours of sleep at night. When an individual is sleeping, most of the brain’s processes are performed consciously. In most cases, the brain does not need to sleep, because it is awake and able to work through the day without sleep. However, in cases where the brain requires sleep such as when it is required for performance of complex tasks such as driving a car or operating an air-conditioning system, it is important to sleep each night in order to make such activities as effective and efficient. In most cases, the body does not require sleep, especially during the weekends, because most people spend this time doing the things they normally do during the week. Thus, most people find that they are tired during the weekend, even though they do not take a nap or go to bed immediately after waking up.
People who lack enough sleep experience a variety of symptoms, including irritability, memory loss, impaired concentration and reaction times, difficulty learning and remembering new information, and decreased concentration and alertness. As sleep deprivation worsens, many people find they can’t make logical decisions and develop mental problems that can cause them years of pain and suffering. Some individuals experience hallucinations, cannot control their bowels or bladder control, canting a bowel movement, and can develop sleepwalking, a dangerous habit in which an individual walks around during the period that he or she is sleeping. All of these problems can be lethal.
However, the situation can become much more dangerous when brain activity while sleeping is allowed to remain constant. This occurs when brain activity is allowed to fall asleep through the night and wake up in the morning unable to remember anything of the previous night’s sleep. This is what is known as sleep disorder. This condition has been linked to everything from a decrease in brain memory to the formation of tumors on brain tissue. Fortunately, researchers have developed an approach for dealing with this problem that involves relaxing the brain while it is still awake, and then training the brain to fall asleep while it is awake.
This technique is called binaural therapy. It consists of listening to a sound each of two different frequencies. One frequency plays in the left ear, while the other one plays in the right. In each ear, the brain receives a signal indicating which ear is receiving what signal. This helps to train the brain to fall asleep while it is awake. Although it sounds complicated, researchers have found it to be extremely effective at training the brain to fall asleep.
The best way to test out this technique is by using it to help you sleep better at night. Each time you are asleep, place your hand on your brain while it is still awake. Relax your muscle relaxation muscles and let your mind wander. At the end of the night, try to go back to where you started your sleep cycle and count backwards from five. That’s how many times you need to go back to sleep before you can go to sleep again without your brain activity being randomly distributed.