Tag Archives | sleep quality

Another restless night? How many times of waking up is normal?

Do you remember waking up last night? How many times? Dr Nerina Ramlakhan tells in her great book Tired But Wired that on average, a human being might wake an incredible 10-15 times a night! One theory relates back to caveman days when it might have been helpful to stay semi-alert even while we slept, simply to avoid […]

Top 3 sleep myths

There are so many sleep myths that I actually had hard time choosing my ‘favourite’ three. When I started to study sleep I realized that I had false expectations in various ways. Increasing my understanding has led to more realistic expectations. This has been crucial for my healing and better sleep. You can find my top […]

Senior sleep

Introduction to senior sleep Sleep is just as important to our physical and emotional health in our senior years as earlier years. We need sleep to recharge our mind and body in order to function properly. As we age we will experience changes in our sleeping patterns. We may become sleepy earlier, wake up earlier, […]

Sleep requirements

Falling asleep We all have different sleep habits and our sleep requirements vary by individuals and age. Going through sleep cycles requires first falling asleep (feeling drowsy –> falling asleep –> sleep cycles).  None of us should go to bed/try to fall asleep until we are drowsy. Falling asleep should feel like sliding into unknown, somewhere […]