Sleep Cycles and the Importance of Deep /REM Sleep
The 5 Sleep Cycles
- Light sleep……5-10 minutes
- Stage 2……. 20 minutes
- Delta sleep….Transition between light and deep sleep
- Deep sleep…. 20 minutes
- Rem sleep……1st cycle, 1 hour. Later cycles progressively longer
The sleep cycles repeat 4-5 times nightly. Each sleep cycle lasts 90-110 minutes.
During Deep/REM sleep, muscles are more relaxed and positive brain activity is increased for physiological repair.
With clenching and grinding, you are getting tense muscles and disruptive, non-productive brain activity.
Ortho-Stop = muscular relaxation = max Deep/REM sleep = increased re energization of the body.
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Sleep Disruptions and Lack of Deep/REM Sleep Create:
- Lowered immune system
- Increased cortisol production and health issues
- Lack of re-energization
- Memory loss
Grinding 2-6 hours nightly creates a prolonged sleep disturbance, which greatly affects the Deep/REM sleep cycle. Your Deep/REM sleep cycle is of utmost importance because it is the only cycle that initiates the brain to commence bodily repair.
Ortho-Stop will dramatically reduce sleep disturbances from nighttime clenching and grinding. With Deep/REM sleep enhanced, the body benefits greatly.
The Influence of Sleep Disruptions, Immunity and
Autoimmune Diseases and Wellness
Studies have shown that poor deep-REM-sleep can worsen immunity, autoimmune diseases and wellness. Sleep disturbance is believed to be both a cause and consequence of immunity, autoimmune diseases, and wellness.
Proper sleep should be looked at as the cornerstone of health. When treating immunity, autoimmune diseases, and wellness, the dental symptoms of clenching and grinding must be resolved to maximize deep/REM sleep. By doing so, cell physiology and re-energization will be improved so that the immune system is strengthened. With an improved immune system, the goal is to maximize the body’s ability to heal and to reduce the chronic pain and tiredness of the autoimmune patients. Research in sleep is showing how important deep/REM sleep is in strengthening the immune system, treating autoimmune diseases, and enhancing wellness.
The following autoimmune diseases and conditions have been studied regarding Deep REM Sleep.
- Anxiety and depression
- Poor memory
- Impaired BMI
- Poor cell physiology repair and re energization
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Sjogrens Syndrome
Treating immunity and autoimmune diseases needs to be a multidiscipline approach. Ortho-Stop will help maximize deep/REM sleep naturally, improve wellness, and reduce the effects of autoimmune diseases.