In the warmer months, the days are longer but are you still getting enough sleep? The amount of sleep you get can have a big effect on how you feel.
Stage 1: light sleep, when you’re not awake and not fully asleep.
Stage 2: medium depth, when you being to fall asleep.
Stage 3 and 4: deep sleep that helps the body recover. Breathing is slower and muscles are relaxed.
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep: dreaming stage; your eyes move a lot, but your muscles don’t.
Changes in your body, brain, age and health conditions can make it harder to sleep, which can result in:
What’s keeping you up at night? Jot down the things that are keeping you from sleeping. The next time you visit your doctor, bring the list along so your doctor can help you rest easier.
For more information, visit: sleepfoundation.org/sleep-topics (lnk opens in new window)