FusionSleep’s Dr. Durmer Discusses Sleep and Its Role on Healthy Explosion BlogTalkRadio
Jeffrey Durmer, MD PhD was recently the featured expert and co-host of Martina Desgouttes’ holistic health show Healthy Explosion on BlogTalkRadio. Dr. Durmer is Chief Medical Officer of FusionHealth. During the show, Dr. Durmer and Ms. Desgouttes discussed sleep and its effect on health and wellness. In this fifteen minute segment, Dr. Durmer focuses on the body’s general need for sleep as well as the different stages of sleep that our bodies go through on a nightly basis. According to Dr. Durmer, sleep is the third pillar of health that often gets overlooked and ignored. Diet and exercise—while important for your health and wellness—are not the only factors at play when it comes to your body’s ability to function at its peak. Click below to listen to Dr. Durmer explain the many facets of sleep.
Key Points About Sleep and Its Role from Dr. Jeffrey Durmer, MD PhD"
Health is fostered by 3 areas dictated by our behavior: diet, physical activity, and sleep.
Healthy sleep provides the natural restoration of biological processes that are necessary for optimal brain and body functions.
Sleep rewards your body with things like growth hormone, glucose regulation and the restoration of brain chemicals needed for mental and physical activity.
Caffeine can make you feel “functional” temporarily, but it does not replace the basic biological processes supported by sleep that result in feeling refreshed and rested.
Sleep has two distinct components: Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep and the 3 stages of NonREM Sleep.
During REM Sleep, dreams occur and the brain consolidates memories related to new learning.
Studies suggest that REM Sleep has a significant impact on neurological development, especially in children who are in a perpetual state of learning and development.
NonREM Sleep accounts for 70% of sleep time and plays the primary role in restoring biological processes that lead to feeling rested.
Practicing a new skill right before sleep can actually benefit learning and accentuate daytime academic performance.
Click to the link below to listen to Dr. Durmer’s other BlogTalkRadio segments.