Get the notepad out, listen to some great tips & advice from Breege Leddy on how to get the best nights sleep. Sleep as research tells us and good quality sleep is essential to protect the health of our brains.
Top Tips & Info from Breege Leddy.
Sleep is a very organized process involving different sleep stages (N1, N2, N3 and REM). We cycle through light sleep, deep sleep and dream sleep throughout the night. The normal sleeper will have several cycles a night, having the majority of deep sleep in the first third of the night and dream sleep getting longer as the night progresses.
The normal latency to sleep is approx. 20 minutes. It is normal to have brief awakenings during the night, particularly, toward the end of the sleep period. Nobody sleeps 100% of the time in bed! But you should be aiming to be asleep for approx. 80-90% of the time in bed.
Circadian rhythm (body clock) – a self-sustaining system that regulates a 24-hour rhythm.
Emotional regulation & good mental health.
Insomnia can include:
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