Sleep terms you think you know but actually don’t


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Note: The following information is based on the information provided from Dr. Yanagisawa and is commonly accepted in the sleep research field.

In these times full of modern conveniences, people are busy dividing their time between many different things. At the same time, lots of people worry about whether they’re getting enough sleep—or the right kind of sleep. There’s increasing interest in what we can all do to improve our sleep.

In order to understand sleep better, it’s useful to learn about the mechanisms behind sleep and the proper definitions of technical sleep-related terms so that we can approach sleep in a conscious and intentional manner. Do you know the following sleep facts?