Sleep Stages Sleep researchers break sleep into four parts namely N1, N2, N3, and REM. While N1 and N2 combined make up the Light sleep, N3 is referred to as deep sleep. Here how each of them is defined and why they are important. Light Sleep Light sleep is an intermediate or transient stage between Deep and REM stages of sleep. It accounts for almost half the sleep time. In this stage the sleeper has minimum inertial to wake-up hence it is called light sleep. Light sleep als
Sleep is a complex process. Contrary to the popular belief that the brain and body shut down during sleep, both go through several processes to ensure adequate recovery — from burning calories to clearing neurotoxins to memory consolidation and more. A person’s efficiency during the day is directly related to the quantity and quality of sleep during the previous night. Moreover, it is crucial to maintain a good sleeping regime, in the long run, to continue leading a healthy l
A good sleep is important for a healthy body and mind. Experts guide you on how to sleep better
Aniket Suryawanshi, (23) a motion graphic artist, has anxiety. The pre-COVID world was no less challenging for him. “Due to changing work shifts, I couldn’t have a set routine. Lack of exercise and improper diet and sleep would trigger my anxiety often. Though slowly, I figured my way out by setting a proper routine which helped me sleep well but then, this pandemic happened,” he
Cornerstones of a healthy life and well-being are lifestyle-related choices and behaviors. Extensive scientific literature shows that appropriate physical activity and restful sleep support recovery from day-to-day and long-term stress, and both contribute positively to well-being along with a healthy diet.
Proper sleep is paramount for complete recovery of the body and to prevent the accumulation of residual stress. Over a period of time, this accumulated residual stress fi
Binge-watching till dawn, playing endless online games, video chats until the sun rises, or simply staring into darkness while everyone around is in deep slumber… wakeful nights are no longer about once in a while but too often for comfort.
As India navigates the ninth week of the nationwide lockdown that pushed millions of people into the confines of their homes, distress and anxiety are on the rise, manifesting primarily in the form of sleep disorders. Medical experts clai
Surprisingly, it is not unhealthy to stress, but our inability to recover from it.
Medical science describes stress as anything that disturbs our healthy being. So stress is not just mental stress, but it includes any kind of physical, hormonal, emotional and environmental stress as well. Stress is an unavoidable part of our life. A good level of stress can result in high productivity at work, but beyond a certain level, it negatively impacts not only our work performance b
Do not compromise on your sleep! Your immune system needs it
As we scramble to pharmacy shops to buy overpriced sanitizers and face masks, we might be forgetting something basic but powerful that we’ve always had in our arsenal against viral infections – our defense mechanism. Let us understand how this system works before we reveal how sleep strengthens our immunity manifolds.
Immune System vs Viral Infections
When a virus enters our body and infects cells, it causes dupl
Learn how you can sleep your way to good health with Dozee Points and Health Shop at your disposal.
Did you know scientists have discovered a revolutionary treatment that makes you live longer and healthier? It can act as a protective shield against Dementia and Cancer, lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and also Diabetes. It can even make you feel happier, less prone to anxiety and depression. Curious to know what the wonder drug is? It is sleep.
Sleep is a non-negoti
Sleep debt accumulated during the week cannot be repaid by sleeping heavy on the weekend. Sleep debt negatively impacts our attention level, stress, and even contributes to heart diseases.
Getting enough sleep is important for us to function at our optimum levels of productivity during our waking hours. Doctors recommend that an adult should get at least 7-9 hours of sleep every night.
WHAT IS SLEEP DEBT?
Sleep debt is the difference between the amount of sleep our body r
Sleep is our body’s own restorative mechanism which allows the brain to perform its ‘housekeeping’ duties and prepares us for the next day. For some of us getting a restful sleep may seem to be a challenge. Our sleep experts at Dozee recommends the following tips that may help you to get a restful sleep. Watch what and when you eat: Research has shown that high-carb meal before going to bed may come in the way of a restful sleep even though it may make you fall asleep faster.
Every morning, your Dozee greets you with a score – the sleep score. It’s not only a brilliant measure of your quality of sleep, but also a good indicator of your overall health and well-being when looking at the combined data in your weekly report. Your sleep score takes into account the stability of your body vitals, quality of your sleep, restfulness, your sleep routine and stress levels throughout the night. 💡Why health readings during sleep-time give an accurate picture
Now more than ever bedtime rituals are as important as sleep itself. What Do You Do Before Bed? Surf the net? Check your Instagram? Listen to the news? Obsessively read about Coronavirus? Worry about the health of family and friends? The last things you do before you doze off will have a huge impact on not just the quality of your sleep but also your mood and energy level the following day. These days, time appears to have frozen. Days are long and mentally exhausting and wit
In the search of the ideal body and mind, many people fixate on different workout routines, nutritional hacks or new-age solutions. However, many fail to understand two key factors: sleep & recovery. Let’s get one fact in order: sleep is vital. And we don’t mean in a ‘you must sleep 8 hours a day or else’ way. Yes, your body does need enough sleep but it’s more profound than that. Think of your body as a complex factory that operates numerous complicated tasks every day. And
Few, very few things in life are as frustrating as lying in bed, unable to sleep. But is Melatonin supplement the only way out? Melatonin supplements are fairly popular these days and the majority of the sleep-deprived population, swear by its benefits. But if you are also thinking about jumping on the melatonin for sleep bandwagon, then it’s better to understand exactly how it works and also to get acquainted with a more suitable alternative. So How Does It Work? First of al
Understand why you’re not sleeping well since the lockdown. Solve sleepless nights with Yoga Nidra by achieving quicker sleep initiation, improving deep sleep and overnight stress recovery Finding it difficult to sleep lately? You’re not alone. The entire world is facing this issue. We can blame it on the lack of exposure to natural light because of being cooped up indoors, thanks to the lockdown. Or we can blame it on the lack of exercise, or Instagram, or working long hours
Sleeping is not as simple as just resting. We need to sleep to recover both physically and mentally. Read on to find out how sleep and mental health are interconnected. Sleep and mental health have a close relationship. For starters, sleep has a direct effect on our cognitive capacity. A good quality sleep every night is necessary for our emotional health as well. WHY IS SLEEP IMPORTANT FOR MENTAL HEALTH? Recurring sleep issues are a clear sign of declining mental health. Let
Is it dangerous to wake a sleepwalker? The closest thing we have in reality to a zombie is a sleepwalker! Walking around in deep sleep, totally aloof. Let’s take a closer look at why people sleepwalk and how it can be controlled. WHAT IS SLEEPWALKING? Somnambulism, popularly known as sleepwalking, is a sleep disorder that is a combination of deep sleep and wakefulness. During sleepwalking, people seem to wake up from sleep and perform complex behavior like walking, even thoug
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore, and you sleep alone. Snoring is no less than a recurring nightmare for a person living with a snorer. Snoring is quite common and we often take it lightly. In this blog, we are going to understand why we snore and why snoring is not always a laughing matter. WHY DO WE SNORE? Snoring is caused by the vibration of tissues within the airway of the nose and throat. When we sleep, all the muscles in our body relax, except for the ones ne
While music can make us happy, sad, and dance on our feet, it can also be used to effortlessly fall asleep. Isn’t it amazing how good music can instantly make us feel better and tap our feet without even realizing it! Music can make us feel strong emotions such as happiness, sadness, or nostalgia. Our brain releases a chemical called dopamine (the feel-good hormone) every time we listen to our favorite music, and that’s why we keep going back to the same songs. Since music ha
Alarm clocks wake us up regardless of how much sleep we’ve had and whether we are fully rested or not. Dozee’s Smart Alarm, on the other hand, wakes us up when it is easiest for our bodies to get out of sleep. Alarm clocks have become an important part of our lives and we heavily rely on them to get our routines started. Alarms wake us up no matter how much sleep we got through the night regardless of how restful the sleep was. Research suggests that alarms promote unhealthy