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Sleep

What's Changing? - Sleep

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Please see below recent sleep-related change.

 

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July 2020

  • There are three different types of sleep patterns: monophasic sleep (one chunk at night for a recommended 6-8 hours), biphasic sleep (two chunks in a 24-hour period), and polyphasic sleep (three or more chunks in a 24-hour period). While sleeping, you cycle through four stages: two light, one deep, and one REM. Switching sleep patterns can disrupt these stages, as can consuming alcohol. So while attempting to maximise your awake time, you may be denying your brain and body the time it needs to recover, which can be dangerous, warned Big Think.

June 2020

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An astonishing number of conflicts and catastrophes can be traced back to the brute fact that one of the parties hasn't slept enough - Alain de Botton, http://twitter.com/alaindebotton

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To flop into bed bone-weary and be fathomlessly asleep as your slurred finger sets the alarm for the morning is a simulacrum of heaven - AA Gill, ST Style, 01/10/06

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Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in - Evan Davies

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An astonishing number of conflicts and catastrophes can be traced back to the brute fact that one of the parties hasn't slept enough - Alain de Botton, http://twitter.com/alaindebotton