As many people know, lack of sleep affects our performance and the more stress we experience, the less we sleep. About 30% of workers surveyed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland complained of a lack of sleep or a sleep disorder.
Studies show that people who live the longest sleep between 6.5 and 7.5 hours every day. Sleep researchers believe that there are large individual differences in the duration of sleep – ideally you should sleep long enough to feel good and healthy and rested.
Unfortunately, with age, pain in nerves, muscles and bones gets more common. Sleep and pain are related to each other in a complex way. The exact relationship has not yet been fully understood by science. However, it is likely a vicious circle: Poor sleep leads to pain, which in turn leads to insomnia.
Healthy, deep sleep is key for detoxifying your body. According to new research in the US, our brain detoxifies itself while we sleep. Harmful substances and toxic decomposition products resulting from cellular metabolism are cleaned from our bodies overnight.
Regularity is an essential aspect in the sleep of your child. Parents can do a lot of things to create a comfortable sleeping environment. If the little ones sleep through the entire night, Mom and Dad sleep better, too.
You would think that your brain is quiet while you sleep, but the opposite is true. The brain is highly active during the night. We learn and rework emotions while we sleep. Good sleep is important for a brain that needs to be able to perform.