Improving ones sleep
Sleep is vital for a healthy life.
Our sleeping habits have evolved over time and today people go to bed later than ever. The number of hours vary depending on your age, but on average we need 8 hours of sleep.
The sleep cycle :
Slow deep sleep : This is the phase in which our muscles relax and our breathing slows down. This is when we recover from physical exertion.
Paradoxical sleep : This is when our muscles are completely relaxed and when dreams occur. This is the moment when we recover on a psychological level.
The sleep cycle evolves as we age.
The main sleep pathologies:
Difficulties going to bed
Difficulties falling asleep
Difficulties staying asleep
Waking up numerous times per night
Waking up too early in the morning
Come to terms with your sleep thanks to sophrology :
Sophrology will enable you to let go of physical and mental tension.
Mental activity can be seen and measured in frequency waves.
There are five different wave patterns :
Delta waves : deep sleep waves
Thêta waves : deep relaxation waves
Alpha waves : light relaxation waves
Beta waves : Current activity waves
Gamma waves : indicates high cerebral activity
Sophrology also helps us through relaxation to reach a state called « sophro-liminal » which is a state of modified consciousness. It is in this state that Alpha waves are emitted. Basic Sophrology and the Autogène de Shultz training are good methods to handle insomnia.