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Do you even notice how tired you are?

11 Oct

Or are you already a member of the group of people suffering from a kind of advanced tiredness and you don’t even notice it any more? And all that because you can’t actually remember what it feels like not to be tired? I can give you a scientifically proven argument that may just motivate you to start getting enough sleep.

“Sleep is a time of intense neurological activity—a rich time of renewal, memory consolidation, brain and neurochemical cleansing, and cognitive maintenance. Properly appraised, our sleeping time is as valuable a commodity as the time we are awake. In fact, getting the right amount of sleep enhances the quality of every minute we spend with our eyes open.” This is an excerpt from Ariana Huffington’s book „The Sleep Revolution”.

Should you require any further motivation to give in to your need for healthy sleep, read the article by Brigitte entitled “Have we forgotten how to sleep?” on blendle.com

Friday 13th March: World sleep day

13 Mar

Giraffes only need 2 hours of sleep daily, whereas a tiger spends 16 hours dozing. But however animals prefer to sleep, for humans, the rule is: a good day begins at night!

Healthy sleep improves your quality of life. When you sleep well, you get up refreshed and ready to face the challenges of a new day. So let’s celebrate this day and stay in bed an hour longer!

Good night and sleep long and deep under a wonderfully warm and cosy down duvet!

The «best sleep before midnight» myth

6 Nov

It makes no difference whether you go to bed before midnight or not. It is far more important to ensure you get enough sleep at the right time to satisfy your own needs.

Why? Scientists have discovered that the best deep sleep phases occur during the first hours of sleep. So if we assume for a moment that you go to bed around nine or ten o’clock at night, the theory of the best sleep before midnight holds true. Today, of course, the traditional “early to bed, early to rise” rhythm no longer governs our daily routine, so if you go to bed at 2am and get up again at 9am, you have had just as much deep sleep as from going to bed at 9pm.

A comforting thought, don’t you think?

New-borns and the elderly have different sleep patterns

28 Oct

Imagine this: from the 26th week of pregnancy, it is already possible to show that a foetus sleeps. During the first six months of life, new-borns spend around 16 hours a day sleeping – a necessary period of rest, not only for the baby, but also often for the mother. At this time, however, several sleep phases are spread throughout the day and night, in contrast to later years.

This rhythm changes from the age of five. The child now spends between 10 – 12 hours sleeping at night, sometimes accompanied by a short 1 – 2 hour nap during the day. A child’s need for sleep is reduced further by school age to settle at around 8 1/2 hours.

With increasing age, the need for sleep at night diminishes. A 70 year old, for example, often only needs 5 or 6 hours a night. Conversely, older people often enjoy shorter or longer naps during the day, so their total sleep time frequently amounts to a total of 8 hours.

Down time is our most precious commodity!

3 Oct

Descartes, Hume and Locke were amongst the first to discredit the reputation of sleep, dismissing it as irrelevant for understanding or cognition. Today we live with a global infrastructure of round- the-clock shopping, work and communication. It’s never-ending, 24/7. Stay-awake tablets are the new lifestyle product so that you are always sharp and ready to go.

For a long time, sleep managed to avoid the financial exploitation suffered early on by other basic needs such as hunger, thirst and sex and remained the unique and inaccessible retreat from the dictates of capitalism.

As little as a century ago, people regularly spent ten hours sleeping. Omnipresent sleep deprivation is another symptom of our fast-moving lifestyle where personal thoughts and feelings are relegated to the side- lines.

Jonathan Crary invites us to get off to bed and close our eyes so that we can still feel some sense of freedom within the realms of respite and supposed emptiness.

24/7 – Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep (VERSO Books)
A book by Jonathan Crary, art critic, essayist and Meyer-Schapiro Professor of Modern Art and Theory at Columbia University in New York.