Did you sleep well last night.. I had some particularly vivid dreams and that will teach me not to eat cheese late at night.. we all have our triggers for a restful or disturbed night’s sleep and I suggest you head over to Madelyn Griffith-Haynie for her in-depth guide to something that is essential for our physical and mental health. #recommended
Cycling through the Sleep Stages
© by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, A.C.T, MCC, SCAC
“Sleep is not a luxury or an indulgence but a
fundamental biological need, enhancing creativity,
productivity, mood, and the ability to interact with others.”
~ Russell G. Foster, a leading expert on chronobiology
Until the mid-twentieth century, most scientists believed that we were asleep for approximately a third of our lives — experienced, primarily, in a uniform block of time that was the opposite of wakefulness.
THAT was pretty much it.
Their assumption was that sleep was a homogeneous state. It’s most salient feature was considered to be the fact that you were NOT AWAKE. Duh.
The main side-effect of sleep deprivation, so it was believed at the time, was that you got sleepy. Oh my.
- It was assumed that we needed…
View original post 3,231 more words