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Sleep Health and the Importance of REM Sleep

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Sleep is an enigma. Most of us sleep every night to maintain our clarity of thought, yet the entire phenomenon has left the scientific community largely baffled. Why should this strange activity of zoning out for eight hours be so beneficial to our health? Whatever the reason, sleep health is vital to our overall health, but did you know that REM sleep actually has its own benefits? 

Rapid Eye Movement is most closely associated with dreaming. According to an article issued by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, REM sleep activates areas of the brain responsible for learning. This seems to suggest that REM sleep may be beneficial to students engaged in large amounts of learning. An article issued by Harvard Business Review says that REM sleep deprivation can diminish cognitive functioning, concentration, and memory. Obviously, these effects can significantly diminish your quality of life. It's clear that REM sleep can be beneficial to your mental health.

Additionally, we should also remember that dreams themselves can affect our mental health in positive ways. Dreams have served as a wellspring of inspiration for millennia. Throughout history, many people have reported that dreams served as the inspiration for inventions, novels, and works of art. For instance, according to an article in The Huffington Post, Salvador Dali based his "Persistence of Memory" on a dream. To deprive ourselves of this universal human experience would be detrimental to our mental health and our quality of life. This is why it's important that you get enough REM sleep every night!

Please feel free to contact us at The Mattress Store at Kensington. We can help you find the right mattress to recharge your mind!

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