Insomnia is an inability of an individual to get sufficient amount and quality of sleep, has several causes such as coffee ingestion, hyperactivity of the thyroid glands, diabetes and anxiety or sadness situations by work or family. Most people manage to fall asleep in the course of the night and recover quickly, however, people who get depressed and sleep during the day develop chronic insomnia.
In the course of the dream cycle, the brain waves undergo certain regular rhythmic variations classified in four stages or phases. The electroencephalogram characteristic of the waking state is characterized by the presence of alpha waves (from 8 to 12 cps or cycles per second) and by a low voltage and frequency activity variant, whereas the onset of sleep entails the disappearance of that alpha activity. Phase 1 of sleep is the most light and is characterized by low voltage and desynchronized activity and also sometimes under voltage and activity constant (4 to 6 cps). After a few seconds or minutes, phase 2 begins and an EEG characteristic waveform, called sleep spindles (13 to 15 cps) and some high voltage peaks, Called K-complexes. Then phase 3 begins, with the appearance of delta waves (high-voltage activity and 0.5 to 2.5 cps). The cycle ends with phase 4 where, sometimes, delta waves occupy most of the EEG record. We remind you that volume 3 of the revolutionary diet plan “12 DIETS OF FULLNESS” provides an endocrine diet that expands with more details and recommendations for the fulfillment of a process of natural prevention through food.