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Why an Unbroken Night’s Sleep is Essential for Health

Comfortable bed

“The sweet sleep that nourishes life.” As in so many other of things, Shakespeare had it right. Good sleep is one of the bases of a healthy life. It’s when you’re asleep that your body heals itself, repairing tissues and strengthening the immune system. The different stages of sleep have different functions, but a good night’s sleep should be unbroken and comfortable. The average adult needs around seven to nine hours of sleep a night, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Individuals needs vary, but it is important to get an unbroken night’s sleep.

The stages of sleep
Everyone has heard of the terms REM and non-REM sleep, but what exactly do they mean? REM stands for Rapid Eye Movement and refers to the periods of sleep that alternate with non-REM (NREM) periods. The

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