Sleep is essential for our overall health and well-being, and while it's commonly known that deep sleep is crucial for feeling rested, there's another type of rest that's often overlooked: non-sleep deep rest (NSDR). In a recent article on Sleep.com, the importance of NSDR was explored, with insights from sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus.
According to Dr. Breus, NSDR is "a way to recharge your brain and body without falling asleep." This type of rest can be achieved through activities such as meditation, deep breathing, or simply sitting quietly and focusing on the present moment. Dr. Breus emphasizes that NSDR is particularly important for those who struggle with falling asleep or staying asleep, as it can help provide some of the restorative benefits of sleep even if actual sleep is elusive.
Dr. Breus also notes that NSDR is especially important for those who are under stress or experiencing anxiety, as it can help to calm the nervous system and promote relaxation. "The more you can activate the relaxation response, the more you can reduce stress," he says.
But how can you incorporate NSDR into your daily routine? Dr. Breus suggests starting small, with just a few minutes of quiet reflection or deep breathing each day, and gradually increasing the time as you become more comfortable with the practice. He also notes that incorporating NSDR into your day can be particularly helpful in the mid-afternoon slump, when energy levels tend to dip.
This is where TAVO can come in handy. TAVO helps users get N.S.D.R by providing an ability to power nap. Power napping is a way of achieving NSDR through a short nap during the day. TAVO's Smart Alarm can wake users up at the optimal time during their power nap, ensuring they get the most out of their NSDR. This means that even during a busy day, you can take a few minutes to recharge and feel more rested and focused for the rest of the day.
In conclusion, while deep sleep is crucial for feeling rested, it's important not to overlook the importance of non-sleep deep rest. Incorporating NSDR into your daily routine can have numerous benefits for your overall health and well-being, including reducing stress and promoting relaxation. And with TAVO's Smart Alarm, getting the most out of your NSDR has never been easier.