Heavy or Light – What is your sleeping pattern?

September 23, 2013 | In: Health


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Every morning the same drama unfolds in millions of bedrooms around the world: the alarm clock goes off and many of us are completely exhausted from too short of a night as we agonize about the day ahead of. For many, getting up would probably be easier if they could get in some good and efficient sleep. Some people sleep blissfully even with the loudest noise, while others wake up at even the smallest sound and then have difficulties getting back to sleep.

According to health professionals, a healthy adult should sleep between 7.5 to 8 hours, teens need a little more. The best time to go to sleep is between 10 and 11 p.m. Sleep will not be normal the next day if you go to bed past midnight. To get up before six o’clock in the morning is also not recommended. The staff at our marketing agency did some research for you about the causes of light or heavy sleeping.


What’s causing heavy or light sleeping?

Scientists have identified that some people’s brains do a better job than others’ at blocking out the steady incoming stream of environmental stimuli during sleep.

  • Some babies are used to sleeping in complete silence, which can lead them to become light sleepers. Other infants, especially if they have older siblings, sleep through constant noise and therefore become accustomed to it, which can turn them into heavy sleepers. The same can happen if children share a room together.
  • Where you grow up could also contribute to whether you are a light or heavy sleeper. Did you grow up in a calm and peaceful region or in a busy city with constant noise?
  • A light sleeper may have experienced a terrifying moment at night, for example, parents fighting, a house fire, robbery, earthquake, etc. You may be a light sleeper because you are afraid that nighttime brings pain and suffering. You are basically on the lookout for disaster.


Adjusting sleeping habits

  • A college student living in a dorm with a roommate is more likely to become adjusted to the other person sleeping in the room who makes different noises than they are accustomed to.
  • Having a new baby can change your sleeping patterns too. New parents tend to adjust their heavy sleeping habits and become light sleepers because of their natural desire and need to take care of their babies. Ask any mom and she’ll tell you she hears the tiniest noise in the middle of the night.


Help is on the way

Being a light or heavy sleeper is really an internal adjustment, which for the most part we have no control over. Our bodies adjust due to circumstances. But since sleep is one third of our existence, we have to do everything we can to get some extra zzzz’s. Here are some tips for the light sleepers.

White Noise Machines

White noise machines can help improve sleep. Many parents use them for their babies and they work like magic. You can even get a device that has birds, winds, ocean and rain sounds to sooth you to sleep.


For many background noise can make it nearly impossible to sleep. When you purchase earplugs it’s wise to research a bit. Check what material they’re made of.  Also be aware that some earplugs are not intended for sleeping.

Block Out Light

Did you know that even the tiny light coming from your alarm clock could disturb your sleep? What about the streetlight just outside the window? Sometimes the moon can wake you up if you’re a light sleeper. The quick fix here is to purchase a sleep mask.

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  • http://www.cruiseindubai.com/ Javrose Evaqueen

    You are just one highly motivated busy guy. I like to read about What is
    your sleeping pattern? Al-wasl

  • amsca

    I don’t agree that light sleepers are those who feel or are afraid of dark or night. Anyways, great post! :-)
    Ahmed R