The Secrets to Quality Sleep

The Secrets to Quality Sleep


This article has been researched and written by Arelang Naturals® in-house writers.

Welcome, weary souls, to the land of sweet dreams and restful nights—a place where quality sleep is not just a necessity but a luxurious indulgence. In a world that never seems to slow down, it's time to prioritise the art of slumber and unlock the secrets to truly rejuvenating rest. So, grab your favourite blanket, fluff up those pillows, and let's embark on a journey to snooze-ville like never before!

First things first, let's debunk a common myth: when it comes to sleep, QUALITY trumps QUANTITY every time. Sure, eight hours a night may sound like the gold standard, but it's the depth of your sleep that truly matters. While you may be logging in those hours, it's the quality of your rest that determines how refreshed and revitalised you feel the next morning.

Quality sleep is not just about the total amount of sleep you get through the night, but also about the composition and regularity of your sleep cycles. Throughout the night, you cycle through the different stages of the sleep cycle (NREM 1, NREM2, NREM3 and REM)  multiple times, with each cycle lasting roughly 90-120 minutes. All stages progress in an orderly fashion. Once finished, they begin yet again starting with NREM1. On average, an individual usually completes 4-7 of these sleep cycles. During the first few cycles the REM periods are relatively short, but as we move forward, so does our REM sleep. As it becomes longer, our deep sleep becomes shorter. Did you know that the body, its cells and the brain is the most active when you are in deep sleep?

At the start of the night, you spend more time in deep sleep and dreaming (REM). It is believed that dreaming occurs for at least 2 hours each night during REM sleep and that this activity plays an important role in the processing of information and the creation of memory. During this stage of sleep, heart rate and blood pressure increase and the activity of the brain is markedly more dynamic. As the night goes on, you tend to spend more time in the lighter sleep cycles. Its imperative to go through each phase of your sleep cycle, with each phase of the cycle serving a specific purpose.

Now, let's dive deep into the mystical realm of the sleep cycle, with a special spotlight on the NREM (Non Rapid Eye Movement) stage—aka, the holy grail of deep sleep.

This is where the magic happens, folks. It's during this stage that your body repairs and rejuvenates, replenishing your energy stores and fortifying your mental resilience for the day ahead. NREM3 sleep is also crucial for consolidating memories, processing information, and enhancing cognitive function, contributing to improved learning, creativity, and problem-solving abilities. So, how do we ensure we're getting enough of this precious deep sleep goodness? Fear not, dear readers, for we come bearing tips aplenty! 

First up, establish a consistent sleep schedule. Your body loves routine, so stick to a set bedtime and wake-up time—even on weekends.

Next, create a relaxing bedtime routine to signal to your brain that it's time to wind down. This could be anything from a warm bath to reading a book by candlelight. Ah, bliss!

But wait, there's more! Transform your sleep environment into a cozy sanctuary fit for a king or queen. Think soft lighting, cosy bedding, and a clutter-free space that invites tranquillity and calm.

Oh, and don't forget to banish screens from the bedroom—they're the ultimate sleep killers, disrupting your body's natural melatonin production and keeping you wide-eyed and wired.

Now, for the pièce de résistance: Restore Your Sleep. This delicious dark chocolate delight is not just any ordinary treat—it's a potent plant-based elixir designed to enhance your natural sleep cycles and elevate your slumber to new heights of bliss. Packed with powerhouse ingredients like Hypericum, Jaiphal, Walnut, Valerian, and Passion flower, this little indulgence is your ticket to the land of deep nod.

Walnuts that are rich in Free Melatonin and Tryptophans that induce the production of natural Melatonin in the body, Passion flower which calms and relaxes the mind, Nutmeg and St John’s Wort which are rich sources of Serotonin, and Valerian Root that influences the Circadian Rhythm giving you a restful night of deep sleep.

Dear friends, remember this: it's not just about getting more sleep—it's about getting better sleep. So, arm yourself with the tools and knowledge you need to reclaim your nights and awaken feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to conquer the day. Here's to sweet dreams, deep slumber, and the joy of a truly restful night's sleep.

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