According to a new study, the real purpose of sleep is to help the brain forget certain memories, so that we can store new ones for long-term use later in life.
It's been proven that a person can wake up as many as 10 times per night, without this affecting their sleep quality. But if you start going through your phone as soon as you wake up you'll find it harder to fall sleep again.
This is the period (10 pm - 11 pm) when our body begins to prepare for sleep. No matter how you've spent your day and whether or not you've taken an afternoon nap, your biological clock will try to tell you that it's time to go to bed.
Skin metabolism speeds up while we sleep, thereby restoring the skin after removing dead cells throughout the day. The body begins to produce more proteins during sleep, which are needed for growth and damage repair.
Since long and quality sleep is one of the most important factors for good health, scientists are constantly doing research to figure out how we can sleep better, in order to wake up feeling fresh and filled with energy.
The experts have found that turning off all electronic devices an hour before bed, a warm relaxing beverage and meditation, as well as sleeping in a cool area are vitally important for achieving better quality sleep.
We get the highest quality sleep on the night of Tuesday going on Wednesday, a study by the company Optima-life shows. The analysis of 5000 people is categorical that we sleep best during that specific period of the week.
Night owls have a much more developed imagination than early birds. They love to remain alone with their thoughts and being alone doesn't scare them. Often, their great successes are owed to the ideas they come up with at night.
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.