Our sleep patterns revolve around the natural cycle of light and dark. When the sun rises, our cortisol levels rise as well which helps activate the body and prepares it for whatever the day will bring. As the sun goes down, presumably our cortisol levels decrease which allows the release of melatonin and growth and repair hormones. In deep sleep blood supply to the muscles increase, tissue growth and repair occurs and energy is restored. Physical repair occurs between the hours of 10pm-2am and psychological repair occurs between 2am-6am. However in todays world of TV’s, computers, lights and working late … Continue reading ZZZZZZZ Sleep Patterns!