Your cart is currently empty.

Continue browsing
How Much Sleep Do You Need?
How Much Sleep Do You Need?

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

Sleep is one of the core, foundational pillars of life.

 

Not only does it help us repair and recover from both the fun and stress of modern day life, it also acts as an incredible reset for the body and mind.

 

But, this powerful rejuvenation tool within ourselves needs time to work its magic, so let’s consider how much sleep do you need?

 

First we need to explore what sleep actually is and what it consists of.

 

A Normal Sleep Cycle

 

Did you know that sleep isn’t just an on/off switch?

 

Sleep isn’t just one big block of hours upon hours of the same type of sleep.

 

Instead, sleep is made up of different cycles and stages and, although everyone is slightly different, the average sleep cycle normally consists of 4-6 cycles and 4 defined stages.

 

That means that your sleep normally consists of different blocks of 90 minutes each on average, all joined together throughout the night as you rest and recuperate.

 

Each sleep cycle moves us through the different stages of sleep, which we’ll look at next.

 

Stages of Sleep

 

Proving just how magical the body is, not all sleep is the same.

 

As we’ve said, sleep researchers have defined 4 distinct stages of sleep. Each is different, based on brain activity, both in terms of quality and duration.

 

The Stages of Sleep:

    • Stage 1 - lasting 1-5 minutes
    • Stage 2 - lasting 10-60 minutes
    • Stage 3 - lasting 20-40 minutes (slow-wave or deep sleep)
    • Stage 4 - REM sleep lasting 10-60 minutes

 

Each of these stages represent a slightly different form of sleep. You’ll recognise this within your own body, where there’s a clear difference in how you feel after a deep sleep or after accidentally nodding off for a couple of minutes.

 

Arguably the most famous of these stages is stage 4, REM sleep. This stage is strongly linked to cognitive functions and vivid dreaming, which is probably why it’s so interesting to everyone!

 

Without going further, the most important thing to remember is that sleep consists of multiple stages and cycles, and a normal healthy sleep pattern includes all of the above as the body naturally relaxes and repairs.

 

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

 

So, if all the above is what constitutes a good nights sleep, how much sleep do you actually need?

 

As you might expect, the amount of sleep required is heavily linked to your age group (i.e. child, teen, adult etc.) and multiple sources suggest that adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep, on average, every night.

 

This is an average so remember that all the variables of life can change the required amount.

 

If you’re currently thinking about your own sleep routines, ask yourself whether your current sleep patterns:

    • Help you feel energetic for the day ahead
    • Aid your mindset, happiness and mood
    • Let you be productive and creative throughout your day
    • Facilitate your lifestyle (e.g. active, less active etc.)

 

When thinking about the above, you might also want to consider the quality of sleep you’re currently getting, any over-reliance of caffeine products, and whether or not you wakeup feeling tired most mornings.

 

This type of awareness should help when you’re considering what to do next.

 

-

 

You can find out more about modern sleep problems here, and more about our Sleep Complex here.

The world is full of great products and formulas,
why should you buy from us?

The world is full of great products and formulas, why should you buy from us?

Our People

We are a small passionate tribe of like minded warriors who want to bring Earths Secret and the power of Nature to the world. Success for us is the difference we can make to peoples lives.

Peer Patented Ingredients

Created by Nature, proven by science. Our three Pillar ingredients are the most potent and bioavailable form of that ingredient possible. We don’t just make claims, we back them up with science: KSM-66®, Hydrocurc® and affron®.

Our complexes

We have explored the Earth for the most bioavailable, sustainable and effective ingredients. Individually these ingredients have been used for hundreds of years. Our unique Complexes empowers users to benefit form blending these powerful ingredients together and taking users health and wellness to the next level. The focus we put on the ingredients blend produces multiple times the absorption rate when compared to generic supplements.

Quality of Experience

Our products are of the highest standard available anywhere. Our service, delivery, packaging and sustainability are of the highest quality we truly can imagine. We will always strive to improve and we know this is as much a journey for us as it is for you.