We are busy which is true, but still it won’t be a good enough reason when it comes to “customizing” your sleep or sleep cycle schedule. Because if you’re not ready to giveaway enough time for your body to rest itself and recover just because you’re “busy” it won’t do any good when health related problems starts to come into the surface. Since this is one of the most basic needs of all types of life forms even the tiniest amount of distractions can create big problems in the future. The reason behind certain types of emotional imbalances is most of the time due to the low amount of sleep that people are getting.
Emotional imbalance also includes other types of illness such as depression for example. This is another deadly enemy of these times we live in. It’s also one of the reasons behind suicide incidents, mental issues, etc. If you used to sleep for about 6-8 hours per day but because of any reason let’s say that last night you were only able to sleep around 5 hours. Some might say this won’t affect your daily activities at all but the actual researches have proven otherwise. Even the slightest amount of change can have big outcomes concerning both body and mind. If this was continued for longer durations it can even reduce the ability of the body to fight again infections for instance.
Another myth that many people have is that the actual quantity represents the quality also, which is a total myth. One person may benefit even from 4 hours of quality sleep more than a person who’s having 8 hours of low quality sleep in comparison. The actual hours depends on the age. For example 3-12 months old babies needs 14-18 hours while a grown adult requires 7-9.
So how can you measure the exact amount that your body needs? The easiest way is to get a proper sleep with right conditions and decide it for yourself. For instance,
A. Make sure the cloths and the bed-sheets, etc are clean and the bed itself is comfortable enough.
B. Avoid drugs and Coffee (anything that contains high amounts of Caffeine).
C. If you cannot bath daily at least wash your face, legs, hands, etc which can help to improve the sense of comfort which is another important factor.
D. Don’t go to bed with all your problems and obsessions in mind. Instead try to do anything that makes you calm. Read a book that you love or listen to some soft music, etc.
E. If you use an Air-Conditioner set the temperature levels around 18 Celsius.
Thanks to the technological advancements there are now even electronic alarm clocks are available (commonly known as sleep cycle alarm clock) which has the ability to not to trigger any sounds while you’re sleeping in your deep stages. So even though there are many other ways that you can use to get the best out of the time that you spend on bed, still I hope that by reading this article at least you received some basic understandings about the subject because that’s what matters the most.Sleep Cycle – Some Additional Information about Your Sleep by Steve