Research has shown that the busy schedule of the majority of people is at odds with their circadian rhythms or so-called biological clock. The test results show that children between 8 and 10 years of age shouldn't begin their day earlier than 8:30.
Sleep problems are among the main issues that people in cities have to deal with. Experts from Stanford University in the US have found the primary causes of this - street lamps.
Every human being dreams, regardless if they are suffering from a severe psychological disorder or not. People who say they don't dream mean that they don't remember their dreams.
People who have pets don't have sleep problems, neurophysiology experts from the US say. The soothing purring of a cat or peaceful snoring of a dog in the room is subconsciously identified as a lullaby by the human brain.
Getting a good night's sleep every night is crucial in allowing our body to cleanse itself of as many of the toxins it has accumulated throughout the day as possible.
Eating right is important for getting quality sleep. It's never good to go to bed hungry but it's even worse to go to bed after stuffing yourself silly. Don't start any serious discussions and don't get into debates before going to bed.
To catch up on sleep effectively and safely, divide up the difference in hours equally. For example, if you would like to sleep 2 extra hours during the weekend, then go to bed an hour earlier each day.
Often we can't fall asleep because we've been working the late shift or staying up late to surf the net. If you can't fall asleep or you wake up as a result of overeating or heaviness in the stomach, you can also use herbal concoctions.
The experts are adamant that there is a direct link between what we eat and the quality of our sleep during the night - and not just dinner but all of the food we eat throughout the day.
The best quality sleep is between midnight and 7 in the morning for adults, the study says. Experts add also that to prepare for sleep you need at least 1 hour, which is why the ideal time for going to bed is around 11 PM.