What You May Not Know About Sleep
Kids who sleep for over 10 hours grow well and do well!
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"You cannot make yourself fall asleep – just like you can’t digest your food faster. Sleep onset is not something we can control. We can only create the right conditions for sleep – both in our minds and in our environment."
"We used to think that everything shuts down when we sleep. But over the last 60 years scientists have discovered that our brains are very active while we sleep. In fact, some parts of the brain use more oxygen and glucose while asleep than when awake."
"The first three hours of sleep have the deepest stages of sleep (Slow Wave Sleep). Later on in the night, we have more of the sleep stage with vivid dreams (Rapid Eye Movement Sleep, REM sleep)."
"Some people cope with a lack of sleep much better than others. But everyone who is very sleepy loses concentration easily and experiences mood changes. The usual mood changes are feeling more depressed and irritable."