To sleep perchance to dream

Sleeping and dreaming are integral to our everyday functioning.  Without sleep we can not function properly either physically or mentally.  Denise Brett & Andrei Tcaciuc are spending the month of March on the topic of sleep.  Everything you ever wanted to know about sleep but were afraid to ask!  We will be looking at sleep from many perspectives: it’s importance, what happens when we don’t get enough sleep, and ways to improve our sleep quality. 

We will be adding interesting fun and relevant content about sleep every day for the Month of March 2023.


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What is sleep?

Odd things that can happen during sleep…



What is sleep?

Sleep is a natural state of rest in which the body’s voluntary muscles are inactive, the senses are partially or completely suspended, and consciousness is temporarily altered or diminished. During sleep, the brain and body undergo a series of complex physiological processes that are essential for physical and mental health.

Sleep is typically divided into two main stages: non-rapid eye movement (NREM) and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. NREM sleep is characterized by slow brain waves and relaxation of the body’s muscles, while REM sleep is associated with rapid eye movements, dreaming, and increased brain activity. Both stages of sleep are important for different physiological processes, such as memory consolidation, hormone regulation, and physical restoration.

The amount of sleep needed varies by age and individual, but adults generally require between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night to function optimally. Sleep deprivation, or not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, can have negative effects on health, including impaired cognitive function, mood disturbances, and increased risk of chronic diseases.

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