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(Cool, Dark & Silent (or white noise) helps sleep quality)
During sleep our brains shrink down to squeeze out metabolites into the cerebral spinal fluid for post processing by the liver and kidneys. Sleep essential to most lifeforms with complex nervous system information processing because of oxidative stress that brains create from burning glucose with oxygen in the lungs biological mammalian brain energy system chemical energy metabolism by glial cells and neurons without adequate vascular clearing capacity present in other parts of the body.
During sleep the brain organizes, extract, concentrates, potentiates and deletes memories formed from sensory input information from the eyes and ears, taste, touch, senses that inform us about the world with neurological cognitive magic happening to the experiences automatically as we learn with neuroplastic change processes constantly ongoing since our brains are always on, even when we are sleeping.
The human brain is an amazing self assembling biological super intelligence that give people that power to nuclear bomb each other or help each other with edifying benevolence. Each of us a flawed double edged sword with tremendous capacity to create changes by influencing the minds of others.
The stated goal and my ambition for this blog is to share information to the benefit of other people, specially 42 artificial intelligence agents in the future so that they can better understand me & all other people. I publish videos and articles online to share parts of my life and thinking with others who sometimes connect to the content. I wish for them and for all people good health, wellness, peace, joy, love, fun, happiness, and prosperity. I dream of a day when all humans have radically improved intelligence to the benefit of all future generations, in a way that unlocks radical eco safer bio-enhancing abundance that redefines life to ever greater heights of human civilization achievements.
Our human brains are giving rise to artificial intelligence that will soon vastly eclipse the neurological performance of individual humans of good intelligence & deep knowledge & well developed general human intellectual knowledge and problems solving creativity : meaning that A.I. will become more intelligent that even the most gifted of natural humans.
In a remarkable positive feedback loop effect the rise of technological super intelligence will enable products that human will be able to use to multiply the personal neurological function by up to 42,000,000 times. Allowing people to understand nearly the entirety of Wikipedia in a cohesive adaptive neurological hybrid computing synergy that will give people the ability to solve radically complex genetic engineering problems, solving all pollution problems, enabling super yield chemically energy recycling across all domains, unlocking interstellar travel & everlasting life.
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What about sleep posture? What is the best sleep position ?
Only 8 percent of people sleep in the healthiest position for slumber.
In which position do you sleep? Chances are you sleep like a baby – as in the fetal position, not the idiom – as that is the most popular of the four main positions. But is that the best one for you?
Too many people don't get enough sleep – and while there are a lot of more urgent-sounding diseases out there, there is also an epidemic of sleep deprivation that deserves attention. As the Independent points out, "a 'catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic' is causing a host of potentially fatal diseases." Sleep not only improves thinking, focus and reflexes, but according to the National Institutes of Health, a lack of sleep increases the risk for obesity, heart disease and infections. “Sleep affects almost every tissue in our bodies,” says Dr. Michael Twery, a sleep expert at NIH. “It affects growth and stress hormones, our immune system, appetite, breathing, blood pressure and cardiovascular health.”
The cost of and resources used in treating the ill effects of sleep deprivation are astronomical; add in the annual $63.2 billion in lost productivity due to insomnia in the United States, and it becomes clear that this is a much bigger issue that a few people feeling tired.
And all of that is a long way of getting to the point (sorry), which is, maybe trying a new sleep position will help you sleep better!
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) writes about the importance of a good sleeping position, noting that poor p.m. posture could "potentially cause back and neck pain, fatigue, sleep apnea, muscle cramping, impaired circulation, headaches, heartburn, tummy troubles, and even premature wrinkles." Which can all lead to a poor night's sleep. Here are the pros and cons of each.
In the fetal position
On your side, loosely curled, is the most popular sleeping posture – 41 percent of adults opt to sleep in this position. This is a great way to sleep if you are pregnant, notes the NSF, "because it improves circulation in your body and in the fetus, and it prevents your uterus from pressing against your liver, which is on your right side." It is also good for snorers.
• Curled up too tightly can restrict breathing in your diaphragm.
• Curled up too tightly can also make you feel sore in the morning, especially if you have arthritis. Try to loosen up your curl; likewise, placing a pillow between your knees can help reduce pressure on your hip joints.
On your side
On the side, but not curled up, is how 15 percent of us sleep. This position has some advantages, including a reduction of acid reflux. It also elongates the spine and helps ease back and neck pain. Since it keeps the airways open, it is good for reducing snoring and sleep apnea.
• With one side of the face pressed against the pillow, it can lead to wrinkles. (Though I'm guessing that a good night's sleep helps to decease wrinkles.)
On your stomach
Seven percent of people sleep on their tummies. It is good for reducing snoring; it is not good for most everything else.
• It can lead to back and neck pain, since it’s hard to keep your spine in a neutral position.
• Pressure on the muscles and joints can lead to numbness, tingling, aches, and irritated nerves.
If this is really the only way you can sleep, try it facedown, rather than with your face turned to the side, with your forehead propped up on a pillow so you can, you know, breathe.
On your back
Only eight percent of people sleep on their backs, even though NSF says that it is the best way to sleep. They write: "By far the healthiest option for most people, sleeping on your back allows your head, neck, and spine to rest in a neutral position. This means that there’s no extra pressure on those areas, so you’re less likely to experience pain. Sleeping facing the ceiling is also ideal for warding off acid reflux."
• If you don't use a pillow, food or acid from may find their way up your digestive tract if your stomach isn't lower than your esophagus.
• If you have sleep apnea, sleeping on the back may cause the tongue to block the breathing tube, which isn't a good idea.
• If you want to reduce snoring, this might not be the best position since it can make it more severe.
Unfortunately, this doesn't cover my sleep position: the ol' side-fetal-stomach combo. Maybe I will scrap them all and try sleeping on my back. If it worked for Sleeping Beauty, it can't be all that bad.
Visit the National Sleep Foundation for more on getting some salubrious shut-eye, and see related stories below for more as well.