Multiple Blue Rings


Book summary: Why We Sleep

I had been thinking for a long time that sleeping for a short period of time was enough to sustain my daily need for it.


What is sleep?

"Sleep is a period of rest. It consists of REM and non-REM sleep, two distinct states that alternate in cycles and reflect differing levels of brain nerve cell activity."

Adverse effects of Caffeine and its effects on Sleep

You may be wondering how a cup of coffee works to shoo away sleep. So, caffeine works by blocking the receptors that adenosine affects (after about 30 minutes), and this goes against our body cycle..

How should we sleep

Most individuals in industrialized countries today sleep in a monophasic pattern—that is, we strive to sleep in a long, solitary bout at night, the average duration of which is now fewer than seven hours.