Optimising sleep with VoxxLife REM Patch
How important is sleep to our health and well-being?
51% of the world's population does not get enough sleep and 80% say they make up for their sleep on the weekend. That's easier said than done.
Lack of sleep causes a neurological decline, and these cells in our brain (neurons) are not the ones that can continuously replace themselves.
People will do whatever they can to get a good night's sleep. Some take medication, and have to deal with grogginess or other unwanted side effects. Others use nutrients or oils and herbs to calm down or relax the body and get a more peaceful sleep.
The problem is consistency of sleep quantity or quality, or the lack of it. Read on to find out how to get a good sleep every single night.
There are typically several stages of sleep
- Awake – Just before going to bed, many people go through a routine to prepare themselves for sleep.
- Light REM (Rapid Eye Movement) – Processing of emotions and memories takes place and your metabolism regulates itself. Over half the night is spent in this stage.
- Deep sleep – Regeneration occurs as the body repairs and rebuilds itself. The thinking parts of the brain are mostly offline and the muscles are relaxed. There is no dreaming during this stage which represents 10-25% of your sleep.
- REM – This stage of sleep is about the brain. Your brain is very active, yet the rest of the body is inactive. In fact, your body is effectively paralysed during this stage. This is when most of your dreaming takes place, with your eyes moving back and forth. The heart rate increases, breath becomes more irregular and emotions and memories are being regulated. This stage makes up about 25% of your sleep.
What can interfere with our sleep?
There is a long list of factors that can interfere with our sleep. Some of the most common:
Why do some people still struggle with sleep even when they are doing all the right things?
A common problem for those with insomnia is ruminating which involves thinking about something over and over again. This reflects an inability to slow the brain waves and ultimately turn them off as needed for sleep.
One of the ways we assess this is by using a QEEG (Quantitative ElectroEncephaloGraphy) Brain Map which records neurological activity while building a 3D image based on the data. Various parts of the brain can be assessed in relation to sleep.
Learn how VoxxLife's REM Patch helps to improve sleep.
VoxxLife has produced a line of wearable neurotechnology products including the REM Patch. It incorporates Voxx Human Performance Technology (“Voxx HPT”) which helps the body to return to homeostasis without the use of drugs, chemicals or electricity.
The impact of Voxx HPT on several people has been shown through brain mapping. After a baseline brain map was produced, a REM Patch was applied to the upper arm with a repeat brain map in 30 minutes. Ruminating appeared as high beta waves at the back of the brain. Within 30 minutes of applying the REM Patch, a significant change was noted in this area of the brain map.
With the REM Patch, a very busy brain is calmed down in just 30 minutes, and once asleep, rebuilding and repair of the brain is more efficient.
Users of the REM Patch found a marked improvement in sleep on a very consistent basis.