Sleep a biological resting state in which our brain is on a dream trip.

Sleep a biological resting state in which our brain is on a dream trip. Sleep, fall asleep, be rocked to sleep, glide over to sleep, sing to sleep, cry to sleep, dream of sleep . Why do we have to sleep? We do not know it! We spend about a third of our time sleeping. Sleeping is not […]

What are sleep phases? The timetable of a night

What are sleep phases? The timetable of a night Stage I: falling asleep The body gradually relaxes. This is supported by darkness, a conscious closing of the eyes and even breathing. The eyes are still active and the muscle tension is high. Even quiet sounds we hear. Our body temperature is still normal, in deep sleep, the body temperature […]

How many hours should we sleep regularly?

How many hours should we sleep regularly? For example, in 2015, the US National Sleep Foundation made recommendations on how much we should sleep on a regular basis. A team of 18 scientists analyzed a total of 320 studies that looked at how sleep duration affects health. The big question: how many hours should we […]

Sleep-related diseases due to vitamin deficiency

Sleep-related diseases due to vitamin deficiency You are always exhausted and still can not fall asleep? Maybe you have a vitamin deficiency! Vitamin B6, B12 as well as folic acid have a positive influence on different metabolic processes in the body. Only if all three B vitamins are sufficiently available, the C1 metabolism can thus run smoothly […]

Psychologically induced sleep disorders

Psychologically induced sleep disorders Psychologically induced sleep disorders (primary insomnia) Are mostly chronic psychogenic disorders classified by increased physical tension (hyper-arousel) and learned misconduct. This misbehavior, also known as conditioning, has also increased in recent years due to the use of new media in daily life – in other words, mobile phones and tablets in bed, […]

Genetic aspects of sleep disorders

Genetic aspects of sleep disorders Why do we ask sleep coaching about sleep disorders in the family? In many medical, neurological and pediatric diseases, the influence of the genes has been clarified. Sleep disorders are sometimes not only the external influences such as light, age, stress and social stress responsible but also a genetic predisposition, ie  disposition. […]

Internal sleep disorders

For example, allergic reactions to food allergens may also be present. These often lead to falling asleep and staying asleep, which are not recognized for a long time. Gastroesophageal reflux (nocturnal heartburn) also leads to sleep disorders. Nakolepsia is a disease in which people fall into a brief deep sleep within seconds. This can of […]

What is shift work?

Shiftwork is defined as a working rhythm that falls outside the standard. The norm here is the work of 9 – 17 o’clock. Shift work, for example, is the shift that starts in the afternoon and ends at around midnight. Often referred to as “late shift” in US as “swing shift” or the night shift that starts in […]

Young parents and caregivers

Young parents With newborns and small children, you immediately recognize the dark circles. Newborns do not have a well-rehearsed daytime rhythm. Babies are hungry at night and need to be breastfed. In some families, this state of sleep disruption puts extreme strain on the partnership and often results in a cycle of insomnia. There are babies who sleep from the […]

Environmental influences and sleep disorders

Our sleep behavior has changed due to the introduction of the light bulb by A. Edinson. Today, indoor and outdoor lighting systems make the world shine. Outdoor lighting has now reached dramatic proportions. Light pollution We now speak of a light pollution. Light pollution is a form of pollution. For noise pollution and fine dust there are […]