Non-REM Sleep: Why Even Dreamless Sleep Is Essential

Non-REM Sleep: Why Even Dreamless Sleep Is Essential

  In recent years the never-ending quest for more time has led some people to attempt to make their time spent sleeping more “efficient” by eliminating the stages of sleep referred to as “non-rapid eye movement” (NREM) sleep. Advocates of these experimental sleeping strategies say that NREM sleep, which accounts for the bulk of time […]

Insomnia: A Healthy Response to Depression

Insomnia: A Healthy Response to Depression

    Though insomnia is often viewed as being an unfortunate accompaniment to depression, research indicates that perhaps this sleep disorder represents a healthy response to an otherwise off-kilter body chemistry. This supposed link between insomnia and depression is the serotonergic system—the body’s system for recognizing the neurotransmitter serotonin. If this is the case, this […]