The Stages of Sleep
THE STAGES OF SLEEP 3
TheStages of Sleep
TheStages of Sleep
Sleepis essential since it gives one an opportunity to take a rest aftergetting tired at work. Humans have varying sleep patterns and how aperson gets rest by sleeping is different from others. At the earlysleeping stages, a person is alert and can be considered to be awake.During sleep, there can either be random or non-random movement ofthe eyes. There are four stages of sleep the first step can beconsidered as the transition from being awake to sleeping. The stagelasts for a few minutes, and anyone woken up at this juncture canadmit that they were not necessarily asleep. During the second stage,a person does not have a lot of awareness of the environment thatsurrounds them. It is during this stage that the brain releases sleepspindles and there is a decline in body temperature (Carney et al,2012).
Thethird stage involves a relaxation of the muscles, as well as asignificant drop in the rate of breathing. A person is deep asleep atthis stage, and there is a likelihood that they may not respond todistractions such as noise. The final stage is known as the REM sleepwhen the brain experiences a lot of activity. The rate of respirationincreases and the movement of eyes is rapid people mostly dream atthis stage. The stages of sleep can be used in day-to-day life. Withthe stages, one can understand how napping during the daytime takesplace. The sleep phases can help understand proper sleep patterns,which guarantee enough sleep. The stages enable one to gain anunderstanding of how irregular sleep can cause disturbances. Based onthe phases, one can know the number of hours to sleep, either duringthe day or night (Carney et al, 2012).
Carney,C.E., Buysse, D. J., Ancoli-Israel, S., Edigner, J. D., Krystal, A.D., Lichstein, K. L., Morin, C.M. (2012). The Consensus Sleep Diary:Standardizing Prospective Sleep Self-monitoring.SLEEP 35(2),287-302.
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