Basic Sleep Concepts

Normal sleep creates normal health.

Sleep as much as you can whenever you can.

Napping is not bad for you.

Sleeping only in the day means your sleep is not normal.

Normal humans sleep from 10 pm to 6 am and wake happy and refreshed.

Daytime sleep is better than no sleep.

Medicated sleep is better than no sleep.

Sleep medication should allow you to fall asleep, stay asleep and feel good when you wake.

We all get paralyzed in deep sleep, no paralysis, no repairs.

Abnormal paralysis in sleep causes body pain.

People with normal sleep wake pain free.

Normal humans do not talk, walk, chew or snore while asleep.

Normal humans sleep for 8 hours without getting up to the bathroom.

Normal children sleep for 10 hours without waking.

Kids who wet the bed have a sleep disorder.

Children learn and develop their brain only in deep sleep.

Children with abnormal sleep learn more slowly.

Children with abnormal sleep are more likely to develop autism.

Children with abnormal sleep wake tired. “Not a morning person” is a sleep disorder not a personality.

People with normal sleep wake happy in the morning.

Normal children are happy when they wake and get up when the sun comes up.

Children who are still sleepy in the morning haven’t finished the work of sleep.

Children who fall asleep in the car or on the bus on the way home have a sleep disorder.

If you sleep better in a chair sleep in the chair.

Vitamins don’t make you sleep, vitamins help make repairs while you sleep.

Vitamins don’t make you healthy, normal sleep makes you healthy!

Vitamins can hurt you if you don’t need them!

If you need a CPAP device or an oral appliance use it as much as you can.

Beta blockers and clonidine prevent REM sleep, use them in the morning.

SSRI and SNRI antidepressants should be used in the morning.

Exercise is very helpful for sleep, try to exercise as much as you can.

If you can’t exercise yet, be patient, start when you feel better.

Obesity is vitamin D deficiency with an abnormal intestinal microbiome. It is reversed by normalizing the intestinal microbiome.

Weight loss is difficult until sleep is normal.