Essay On Deep Sleep

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Since I was young, I have always been a deep sleeper. I never really understood why or what that even meant until I started doing this analysis paper. Upon conducting research and analyzing my sleeping patterns, I have come to realize that I am a deep sleeper because my body tends to stay in stage 3, or NREM, for a longer period of time than other people. In addition, my research has clearly shown that I have a hard time sleeping at night without waking up at least once before my alarm goes off at 6AM. I never really noticed that I woke up so many times during the night until I started this writing in this sleep log.

During day one I tried to go to sleep earlier than normal. I wanted to see if my mood and alertness would change if I was able to sleep longer. Turns out that my body doesn’t like going to bed at 9PM and instead would rather stay awake until midnight. Which is conveniently right around the time I managed to pass out listening to YouTube videos. Upon waking up, I noticed that I instantly felt groggy and still exhausted from the lack of sleep I had gotten. Since I work in the morning I don’t feel like my body had gotten enough quality sleep to prepare me for the work day. Perhaps if I gave myself more
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When I get a full eight hours of sleep my body feels energized and ready to take on the day with no crashes, no disorientation, and no foul mood. Whereas when I get little to no real sleep during the night, or I manage to nap during the day and stay up into the late hours I find myself tired in the morning, easily annoyed, and malicious. I found it interesting that I woke up as often as I do during the night, and also find it interesting that despite the amount of times I do wake up during the night, my body seems to be able to easily fall back into sleep even after I’ve stayed up more than fifteen minutes
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