Repairing mistakes in dating
Sleep is the time the body can undergo repair and detoxification.
Poor sleep patterns are linked to poor health - and those who sleep less than six hours a night have a shorter life expectancy than those who sleep for longer.
Written We spend about one-third of our lives asleep.
But far from being wasted time, from the moment we slide into unconsciousness, a whole raft of functions takes place to make sure that we get optimal benefit from our nightly rest.
The most common dating mistakes often spring from underlying issues of self-esteem (think too little of yourself, and you'll settle for less-than-ideal situations - think too much of yourself, and you believe bad behavior is absolved by your sheer fabulousness).
The final stage is denoted by rapid eye movement (REM).
The brain Sleep may seem to be a passive and dormant state, but even though activity in the cortex - the surface of the brain - drops by about 40 per cent while we are in the first phases of sleep, the brain remains highly active during later stages of the night.
A typical night's sleep comprises five different sleep cycles, each lasting about 90 minutes.
Maybe initially your boyfriend is annoyed because you promised to go to a movie with him and then you bailed.
Instead of concentrating on just that incident, you get defensive and point out he almost never comes to your open-mic nights.