The topic of a good night's sleep has been analyzed and studied by poets, musicians, and medical practitioners for ages. The realm of rest and rejuvenation
is ever elusive for insomniacs while sleepaholics far too frequently choose to descend into a lethargic slumber state.
Statistics show that about 6 out of every 10 Canadians wake up feeling tired; while approximately 40 percent of us will have some sort of sleep disorder in our lifetime. What makes for a more restful sleep begins by a basic understanding of the typical sleep stages that create one full sleep cycle. For most of us, a sleep cycle progresses through five stages: