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Salinas CA, USA
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Sat Mar 11 2017 at 10:00 pm EST
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Sat Oct 22 2016 at 03:27 pm EST
On Learn It Live Since:
Thursday Oct 20, 2016
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Why do we sleep? The simple answer is to rest our body and mind. Sleep is necessary every twenty-four hours, seven days a week. Is there any connection between sleep and disease? Again the simple answer is yes. A recent survey on individuals health in the United States determined that we are the thirty-seventh most healthy people in the world. This puts us behind many third-world developing countries but we tout having the most advanced health care in the world. Then why are we thirty-seventh in the world? Another recent national survey determined that seventy-three percent of Americans do not get a quality nights sleep. What do we mean, quality nights sleep For the average adult, it would be eight hours of uninterrupted sleep with several REM sleep periods. Just being unconscious for eight hours is not enough, the REM sleep periods are a necessity for mental rest. Sleep studies have shown that going to sleep with high levels of alcohol, marijuana, most sleep-helping drugs, whether over the counter or prescribed by a doctor, affects REM sleep in direct proportion to the amount in the blood stream. This means that a person can be unconscious for eight hours without getting a quality night's sleep and deep mental rest. Join this class to learn more about sleep, why it is so important to your physical and mental health and how you can get quality sleep.
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Edward Francis Pio is a resident of Pacific Grove, California, USA. He is the founder and Executive Director of the International Mind Body Institute located in Pacific Grove, California, USA. Mr. Pio is eighty- four years old and is married with three adult sons.
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