Introduction to Sleep
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Introduction to Sleep

Understanding and improving factors that influence sleep, such as environment, routines, and stress levels, can significantly enhance sleep quality.

Introduction to Sleep

Sleep is a crucial biological function, essential for our health and well-being, involving complex processes for physical and mental restoration.

Circadian rhythms are the internal processes that regulate our sleep-wake cycle, synchronising it with the day-night cycle of our environment. This natural timekeeper is influenced by the exposure to light and darkness, guiding when we feel alert and when we feel sleepy.

What is sleep?

Understanding and improving factors that influence sleep, such as environment, routines, and stress levels, can significantly enhance sleep quality.

Circadian rhythms are the internal processes that regulate our sleep-wake cycle, synchronising it with the day-night cycle of our environment. This natural timekeeper is influenced by the exposure to light and darkness, guiding when we feel alert and when we feel sleepy.

Why is sleep important?

Sleep is a crucial biological function, essential for our health and well-being, involving complex processes for physical and mental restoration.

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In the following document, lifestyle expert Aäron Spapens wrote down practical tips.