Why is Sleep Important?
Importance of Sleep
Sleep deprivation can cause serious health implications, as it affects the immune system, the reproductive system and our ageing process. There even seems to be a link between too little sleep and Alzheimer's disease. Furthermore, sleep deprivation is linked to the risk of developing numerous cancers and also impacts the cardiovascular system. Since our sleeping pattern can have such an important impact on our health and wellbeing, it is important to be aware of these facts.
Stages of Sleep
During a good night sleep we move between REM and non-REM sleep. When we fall asleep we first enter into a stage of non-REM sleep, which is then followed by a shorter period of REM sleep. This cycle repeats itself several times, depending on how long we sleep.
Non-REM sleep happens in three phases roughly lasting from 5-20 minutes each, before we reach REM sleep. During phase 1 our eyes are closed, but our sleep is very light and it’s easy to wake up. This phase is generally about 5-10 minutes long. Phase 2 is the light sleep stage where our heart rate starts to slow down and our body temperature drops. This is the time when our body prepares itself for deep sleep. Subsequently to this phase we enter the deep sleep stage, which is phase 3. The body is now deep asleep and it’s much harder to wake someone up at this stage of sleep. During the deep phases of Non-REM sleep our body builds bone and muscles, strengthens our immune system, and repairs and regrows tissue.
REM is an abbreviation for rapid eye movement. During REM sleep our brain is very active, which is the reason why dreams usually happen during REM sleep periods. REM sleep generally sets in around 90 minutes after we fall asleep. REM sleep also happens in periods, the first one lasting around 10 minutes. Every following REM sleep period in our sleep cycle gets longer. The final REM period of a good night sleep may last up to one hour. As we go through REM sleep periods, our eyes move rapidly, the brain activity is high, our heart rate goes up and our breathing becomes faster. During REM sleep our brain cleans out and removes neurotoxins, such as beta-amyloid, which is found in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Improve your Sleep
The sole purpose why Sublime Blue Light Blocking Glasses were developed is to improve your sleeping pattern and your sleeping quality. Good sleep is an important factor in our health and wellbeing. Sublime Blue Blockers come in different forms and shapes to cater for individual style preferences. We recommended to wear the Sublimes at least 90-120 minutes before your bedtime to achieve the desired results.