Insufficient sleep has become ubiquitous in our modern society with 24/7 availability. Although reducing sleep duration is considered a good strategy for coping with time issues, a growing number of studies show that sleep deprivation causes harmful effects on the body.
This is why it is even more important to address the issue of sleep. We have picked out 5 quick facts for you that we're sure you will find interesting.
No.1 - No magic number
There is no magic number of hours that everyone should sleep every day. Each individual has different needs and sleep habits change over a lifetime. For example, adults between the ages of 18 and 64 need 7-9 hours, while adults over 65, on the other hand, only need 7-8 hours. However, as always: Exceptions prove the rule. :-)
No. 2 - REM-Sleep
The first three hours you sleep the deepest, this is where you are in the deepest phase of sleep. As the night progresses, we enter the phase of vivid dreams. This phase is also called Rapid Eye Movement Sleep or REM-sleep. It is an essential part of our night's rest. During this phase, the events of the day are sorted and processed.
No. 3 - Sleep deficiency
Even though we keep trying - our bodies do not get used to getting less sleep. It is true that increasing daytime sleepiness may stabilize over weeks or months if we consistently sleep less and not enough. But that does not mean your body effectively adjusts to the loss of sleep. Instead, your daytime performance is tremendously affected. Your memory and decision making will be affected, and so will your focus and creativity.
No. 4 - Health consequences caused by sleep deprivation
It is scientifically proven that sleep deprivation, or poor quality sleep, increases the risk of negative health consequences. Problems and diseases such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, impaired thinking and memory rarely appear out of nowhere. Research shows that they often result from a persistent lack of sleep. In addition, there is an increased likelihood of mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety.
No. 5 - Sleep and eating behavior
According to research, sleep has an impact on eating behavior. For example, insufficient sleep is associated with increased food intake, poor eating habits and excessive body weight.
Therefore, instead of traditionally looking at one's lifestyle in terms of diet and physical activity alone, many researchers recommend considering sleep as part of the lifestyle package.
NOUMEN also considers sleep to be an important building block for holistic well-being.
As such, our Sleepcare Supplement, formulated with key ingredients for a restful night's sleep, is designed to help you achieve efficient, quality sleep.