insomnia Tag

Whether you are an elite athlete, weekend warrior or someone who does almost no exercise (naughty!) - a good night’s sleep should be held as a high priority for maintaining quality performance and/or good health.   The following article will briefly discuss the physiology and benefits of sleep, as well as list some effective strategies for falling into a deep slumber.   The physiology of sleep There are two types of sleep: Non-rapid eye movement (NREM) Rapid eye movement (REM)   NREM sleep begins as light sleep and gradually deepens. Each sleep cycle is closed out with a period of REM sleep, where activity is high, and...

For most of us, breathing is very much a subconscious action that we on the most part pay very little attention to. During exercise, or when putting in a quick sprint to chase the morning bus or evade a swooping magpie, the onset of breathlessness naturally occurs, which makes us aware of the need to regulate our breathing to satisfy the bodies demand for more oxygen. But did you know overbreathing not only negatively affects our ability to perform exercise optimally, but also contributes to many aliments including: Anxiety, Asthma, Insomnia, Heart problems, Fatigue and poor concentration.   Are you an Overbreather? Do any...