RIGHT SLEEP CERTAINLY HAVE RELATIONSHIP WITH PHYSICAL AS WELL AS MENTAL GROWTH
In the evolution of human civilization the thing that has been ruined the most is… SLEEP. Despite the facts that sleep is no less significant than air and water in our lives, it has been disturbed from the day artificial light has been discovered by man. With the passage of time as more and more discoveries have been made by science and technology in the outer world, human denied that sleep has contribution and relation to the deeper processes of life. They think the time they asleep is a total waste, so, they quickly hammer the amount of sleep. They changed the Lifestyle and discovered a new thing, called STRESS. Today almost all the Health and Fitness Researchers are claiming ‘Stress’ as the main cause behind the most of the Chronic Diseases.
None has noticed from where all the illness and disorders have appeared in man’s life. Truth that can’t be denied is anyone not sleeping rightly cannot live rightly. Instead of terming sleep as a waste of time, it should be considered as one of the basic and significant elements for the maximum growth and development of human life. Basically the time we sleep actually enables us to stay awake efficiently; apparently sleep is not a waste of time. Otherwise you would remain lousy and prone to sickness and chronic diseases.
How much to sleep depends on one’s age (per WebMD):
- Age Group: 1-4 weeks old should sleep 15 to 16 hours per day
- Age Group: 1 – 12 months old should sleep 14 to 15 hours per day
- Age Group: 1 – 3 years old should sleep 12 to 14 hours per day
- Age Group: 3 – 6 years old should sleep 10 to 12 hours per day
- Age Group: 7 – 12 years old should sleep 10 to 11 hours per day
- Age Group: 12 to 18 years old should sleep 8 to 9 hours per day
The key SECRET to be known is WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE ARE SLEEPING?
Sleeping helps in the accumulation of life-energy and life gets rejuvenate. The centers of our heart and brain fall in a rest and our life functions from our navel center. During those sleeping hours, we become one with nature and with existence that is how we revitalized. To fully understand what our bodies are doing when we are sleeping we need to go through the distinct stages of sleep.
Stage #1: ‘Introduction into Sleep’ is the first stage and is observed by head nod while listening to a dull lecture. In this stage eyes struggle to remain open, muscles start to relax, and the world begins to disappear. The first stage is evident by taking the first step by proceeding muscle relaxation and slowing down of brain activities. We can wake up easily in this stage.
Stage #2: This stage is termed as ‘beginning of sleep’ and marked a further slowing down of brain and muscle activity. Although the brain and muscle gets quite slow but still if someone rings up, we can be easily engaged in conversation.
Stage #3 & 4: These stages are jointly termed as ‘Slow Wave Deep’ and marked a significant decrease in brain and muscle activity. This is the Deep Sleep, where the body gets rest, and build up physical and mental energy. During these, breathing and heart rate are regular, the body temperature drops and we have no sense of where we are. The brain waves slow down significantly with no eye movement, muscles completely relaxed, and blood pressure also drops. Slow Wave Deep is the phase where tissues develop and repair themselves. This is where body rejuvenates and the HGH (Human Growth Hormone) released from the pituitary gland.
REM Stage: Rapid Eye Movement stage is what we call Dreaming. The brain gets active but the muscles of the body are paralyzed. We experience irregular breathing and heart rate during this stage. At the end of this stage we can be easily woken up, this is the one reason we often wake up in the middle of our dreams.
On the whole, losing an hour a night is equal to missing our top end performance, the alertness and our high end muscle growth. Losing more has deeper affects such as drowsiness causes accidents; it can dumb you down; sleep deprivation makes us prone to chronic diseases; stress and depression is inevitable and ultimately leads us to the dangerous levels of mental disorders.
“Sleep is the ultimate powerhouse for keeping our mind alert and calm. At each and every nap sleep rejuvenate our brain’s battery. Sleeping expertly enhances brainpower just as exercise builds stronger muscles, because sleeping skillfully boosts our attention span and enables us to be physically relaxed and mentally attentive at the same time. And this is how we can appear and perform our best.” – Marc Weissbluth, MD
Undoubtedly, SLEEP necessitates moving back into man’s life. Genuinely, there is no substitute, than that sleep must be considered as an integral part of healthy lifestyle. Everyone should watch their sleep if they are getting it proper and enough.
We all are UNIQUE, so we need to find out and understand our own body secret. Possibly, you might not be aware that the latest study reveals that there can’t be one fixed time for everybody to get up. We have grown up listening it all our life that getting up early morning at 5 o’clock is good for us, which is utterly unscientific and wrong. The fact is, it is not good for everyone; perhaps it may be fruitful someone but it may be destructive for other. Understand this: within 24 hours of each day, for about 3 hours, the body temperature of each person goes down. Notably, those 3 hours are the hours of deep sleep. If one gets awakened in his/her those 3 hours, the whole day will be ruined and their energy will be disordered.
Broadly these 3 hours are observed between 2 to 5 in the morning, but the case is not same for everyone. There are people whose body temperature remains low until 6 0’clock and also there are cases where temperature begins to be normal at 4 o’clock in the morning. Now, if someone gets up during those hours of low temperature, the whole day will be spoiled and thereby generating harmful effects. So, the right wake up time is when a person’s temperature starts rising. Getting up when you realize it is healthy for you to get up should be the rule to follow. So everyone must discover what best suits to him/her. Once you will discover the optimum time and amount of sleep for you, you will be able to lead the most healthy, peaceful and blissful life.
Thus SLEEP is the key factor to reach to the maximum potential in life whether it is a concern of physical development or mental calmness.
A few more SECRETS in relation to SLEEP and GROWTH!
Secret #1: Expansion and Compression of Vertebral Discs!
Sleep and Growth directly influence each other. Perhaps you may not be aware that while you are sleeping you gain a few inches and be taller than when you are awake. Every morning we are taller than the end of the day. This is due to gravity. Gravity and pressure are not there while we sleep. During sleep our vertebral discs expands freely as a result our height increases. Now, as we awake and go through our daily activities, the gravity again compress our vertebral discs and that potential height disappears.
However, we can nurture this vertebral discs expansion through exercises. But again a minimum 8 hours of healthy sleep is vital before the morning workout.
Secret #2: Sleep is the biggest factor for HGH (Human Growth Hormone) production levels!
If you have not heard about HGH (Human Growth Hormone), you are surely missing your exact potential of growth. The HGH is the hormone that is responsible to stimulate and coordinate the growth of body in terms of bones to muscles to nerves. The HGH is secreted by pituitary gland into the bloodstream. Although healthy nutrition and accurate exercises play a role in HGH production, SLEEP is the most prominent factor. This growth hormone is released throughout the day, but during Slow Wave Sleep i.e. deep sleep its production level is highest.
Secret # 3: Accurate Sleeping Posture to enhance Growth!
Possibly you are not aware of the fact that your sleeping posture also plays a vital role in helping you grow taller. The best posture that aids in height gain is sleeping on your back. It should be noted here that sleeping on your stomach is not recommended at all as it could damage spine and harms the nervous system. Sleeping on your back is the first preference, and sleeping on your side is also acceptable only if does not putting any pressure on back.