My wearable weight loss device keeps track of my sleep patterns, from light and deep sleep to the well known and little understood REM sleep. REM stands for rapid eye movement sleep phrase. The average adult sleeps in REM about 21% of the time. That is when you dream. If you don’t dream, you’re probably not going into REMs or maybe just not remembering it.
This type of sleep keeps you in bed. Many people who don’t go into REMs sleep, have what some people call “action sleep”. They sleep walk, acting out the dreams they do have.
I have told people that I don’t sleep more than 4 hours a night or day when I worked the night shift. Ah, that’s a sigh of age. AH, I have been doing that since I can’t remember when, ah, so that’s not true.
Actually REM sleep occurs 3 to 5 times a night. It is necessary to go through all these REM cycles for you to feel rested. Experts say that adults 18 and over require 1.5 to 1.8 hours of this REM sleep per night.
So keep track of the REM sleep happening in your life. It restores your brain. My wearable weight loss activity tracker I wear on my wrist is more than a step counter.