The Coach Smith
SEP 3, 2018

The Power of Sleep

Did you know that the first two thirds of a good nights sleep is dedicated to cell, tissue and muscle repair and maintenence? If you get to sleep too late, struggle to get to sleep or the first part of the night is unsettled you are likely to wake up physically tired.

The final third of a night sleep (during REM) is where the cognitive work and restoration is done.

During REM your brain comes to life.

-Dreams occur

-The brain re organizes information – short term information is stored as long term

-Experiences over the last 24 hours connected to previous experiences - facilitates learning and neural growth

-All irrelevant information is cleared from the brain

If you wake up early in the morning and struggle to get back to sleep you are likely to start the day mentally tired as a consequence.

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