Believe it or not, most of what we know about sleep today has been discovered in the last 30 years or so.
There has been a significant amount of research on sleep in recent years, and many new discoveries have been made in the field of sleep science.
"Sleep science" sounds neat, don’t you think? As funny as it is to imagine a scientist studying someone who is passed out on a couch...
Sleep science is actually a very serious study that’ll be key to improving our overall quality of life, and we’ve yet to understand it fully.
This increase in research has been driven by advances in technology and the increasing recognition of the importance of sleep for overall health and well-being.
Here are some of the key discoveries in sleep science in recent years:
- The discovery of the different stages of sleep, including non-REM and REM sleep.
- The discovery of the role of neurotransmitters and hormones in regulating sleep.
- The discovery of the role of sleep in memory consolidation and learning.
- The discovery of the link between sleep disorders and other health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
- The discovery of the importance of maintaining good sleep hygiene and the development of evidence-based treatments for sleep disorders.
Isn’t it crazy that most of these are so second nature to us as if we’ve known them for ages, even though they’re only recent discoveries in the field of sleep?
Overall, sleep research has made significant progress in recent years and continues to uncover new insights into the importance of sleep for our overall health and well-being.
Sleep will play a vital role in the coming years in improving the overall quality of our lives.
I don’t know about you, but we’re living in very exciting times!