General Wellness

Vaishali Khanna


Shyft Habit Coach

January 25, 2023

Why is NREM(Non Rapid Eye Movement) sleep important?

Sleep plays an essential role in developing our brains and bodies, but it isn’t just about how many hours of total sleep you get per night. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the quality of your sleep and how much time you spend in each phase can affect your cognitive function and long-term health.Non-REM sleep is just as important as the REM stage of sleep but contributes to your health differently. NREM sleep helps your body wind down and fall into a deep sleep, which helps you feel more rested in the morning. However, getting a good night’s sleep is about more than improving daytime sleepiness. NREM sleep can help us physically heal, recover from illness, deal with stress, and solve problems. NREM sleep also plays a role in memory consolidation and can help boost the immune system.

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