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Estimating time is a skill that improves as we age. Neuroscientists support through research that our brain triggers this skill while we sleep (Aritake and  Higuchi 2012). It helps us wake up on time. We are capable of ending sleep accurately, up to ten minutes from the desired wake up time without an alarm clock.

Non-REM sleep is a slow-wave type of sleep necessary for normal physical and intellectual performance and behaviors. Sleep deprivation causes the brain to activate sleep rebound or pressure responses. Reduced daytime activity and sleep disruption will respond with poor daytime performance (Trinidad and Miguel 2011). REM sleep supports your mood and memory. This sleep stage occurs repeatedly. Sufficient REM can nix the need for your alarm clock.

Wake up in the morning!  Do you want to make it easier? Pay attention to daytime activity levels and then sleep accordingly. Eliminate nocturnal disruptions for necessary sleep brain activity. These life changes may take years to evolve but they will add years to your life.

GIG Design | Physical Performance


DESIGN^hear |  The context of our relationship to time offers consideration to interior design for sound sleeping, like a glass wall for sound barrier.


DESIGN^health | Household and self-care product choices to reduce issues from negative, avoidant, aversive, or defensive behaviors from balance or head-to-toe sensitivities.
DESIGN^health | Self-Care and Interdependent tasks are two occupations to consider safe household and self-care product choices that are part of sleep routines.


DESIGN^over-responder | Dwellers with a low threshold to sensory stimulus consider built environments customized to their unique sleep behaviors.
D. Trinidad, G. Miguel, R. Fernando (2011) Functional anatomy of non-REM sleep, Frontiers in Neurology, VOLUME 2,
S. Aritake, S. Higuchi, H. Suzuki, K. Kuriyama, M. Enomoto, T. Soshi, S. Kitamura, A. Hida, K. Mishima (2012) Increased cerebral blood flow in the right frontal lobe area during sleep precedes self-awakening in humans, BMC Neuroscience, Volume 13:153

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