Sleep: The Bedrock of Health

 

Sleep enriches a variety of functions within the brain including our ability to learn, memorize and make logical decisions. Sleep re-calibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism and regulates our appetite.  Dreaming creates a virtual reality space in which the brain meld and present memories, inspiring creativity.

Until recently science had no explanations for why we sleep, what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. Compare to other basic drives in life – eating, drinking and reproducing – sleep’s true purpose remains elusive. Characteristics of brain and body defined by brainwave frequencies, and eye and muscle moments, Divided into pride eye movement and Non REM stage

Stage 1 Very Light sleep (NREM 1)

Stage 2 Light sleep  (NREM 2)

Stage 3 Deeper Sleep (NREM 3)

Stage 4 REM Sleep (Rapid Eye Movement)

We conduct passive sleep studies to make our patients more aware of their own sleep patterns such as average time to bed, average time of sleep and sleep quality. Based on the results of the study, our members are counseled on strategies to improve their quantity and quality of sleep. In cases where sleep apnea or other disorders are uncovered, we prescribe an active sleep study and coordinate with our patient’s primary care provider to learn more.