The physical and mental homeostasis that good sleep demands can be upset quite easily; therefore many of us assume that getting any sleep before important days is quite far-fetched. And Christmas is no exception. Given that the season to be jolly is upon us, good sleep may seem like a distant dream to a lot of you.
All that overexcitement, hectic planning, overnight cooking and last-minute gift shopping that Christmas brings with it is bound to leave you feeling sleepless at night.
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Eat Like A Hog, Sleep Like A Log
The season of winter brings with it moments of cheer and laughter. The festivals and celebration this time of the year allows us to reconnect with family and friends as well as take up a lot of activities we didn’t seem to have enough time for earlier.
One of the many things that unite families and gets everyone at one place to talk and enjoy is cooking and eating together, and there’s no day like Christmas Eve to indulge in this enchanting activity.
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Deep sleep, also referred to as ‘slow-wave sleep’, is the third stage of non-rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. This sleep stage is associated with the slowest brain waves during sleep and therefore when one is woken up from this stage of sleep, they feel groggy and too lazy to do anything.
As someone who is a heavy sleeper due to my erratic sleep schedule, I consider the methods listed below as some of the best ways to wake someone up from deep sleep.
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Life is often described as a journey. Our sleep is an essential rest stop to re-energize ourselves to carry on our wonderful and explorative journey of life. We often undertake a lot of trips and journeys in our life as well. Many of those result in a change in our lifestyles, schedules, routines as well as our sleep cycles.
These journeys can be short of long, and it is important to follow a proper sleep schedule and understand its importance and plan around it to make sure that our travel is fruitful and not a lengthy snooze fest. Here are some tips to get the best out of your journey:
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Morning beverages are indispensable to both, good and lousy sleepers – for the former they are a cherished part of their morning routine and for the latter, an inseparable aid for feeling awake.
Elaborate tea and coffee traditions around the world have seeped into the ergonomic morning routines of the fast-paced modern world. While waking you up and preparing you for your day, that morning cup of tea or coffee also ties you to age-old beverage traditions.
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Yoga as a practice is lauded for its versatility; no matter how new you are to it, there is always something you can do. Moreover, the holistic scope of yoga is highly regarded – the body, mind and soul are trained and soothed in unison.
Therefore for those who suffer from insomnia and other sleep-related issues, the incorporation of certain yoga asanas in pre-sleep routines can prove to be very effective for restful sleep.
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