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Why Do We Need Sleep?

This image is everyone’s basic sleep cycle. It shows everything the brain and body do while you’re sleeping. We sleep because our brains and bodies need to assimilate, heal, rebuild, and regroup. We cannot grow or heal without sleep. We cannot think or feel without sleep. There is definitely a reason why we sleep.

Sleep Architecture follows a pattern of alternating REM (rapid eye movement) and NREM (non-rapid eye movement) sleep throughout a typical night in a cycle that repeats itself about every 90 minutes. What role does each state and stage of sleep play?

NREM (75% of night): As we begin to fall asleep, we enter NREM sleep, which is composed of stages 1-4

N1 (formerly “stage 1”)

• Between being awake and falling asleep

• Light sleep

N2 (formerly “stage 2”)

• Onset of sleep

• Becoming disengaged from surroundings

• Breathing and heart rate are regular

• Body temperature drops (so sleeping in a cool room is helpful)

N3 (formerly “stages 3 and 4”)

• Deepest and most restorative sleep

• Blood pressure drops

• Breathing becomes slower

• Muscles are relaxed

• Blood supply to muscles increases

• Tissue growth and repair occurs

• Energy is restored

• Hormones are released, such as: Growth hormone, essential for growth and development, including muscle development

REM (25% of night): First occurs about 90 minutes after falling asleep and recurs about every 90 minutes, getting longer later in the night

• Provides energy to brain and body

• Supports daytime performance

• Brain is active and dreams occur

• Eyes dart back and forth

• Body becomes immobile and relaxed, as muscles are turned off

Benefits of Sleep: There are many benefits to getting a good night’s rest on a consistent basis. These are just a few reasons why you need to make sleep a top priority in your life:

• Improves learning and memory.

• Sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory.

• Positive impacts on metabolism/weight.

• Increases safety and performance.

• Strengthens immune system

• Reduces stress.

• Reduces your risk for injury

• Better mood.

 Sleep and Wellness

• Getting enough and good quality sleep is essential to maintaining wellness in its entirety.

• Adequate sleep benefits every single system and/or process occurring within the body.

• Inadequate sleep has a wide range of detrimental effects on the health and well-being of the entire individual.

• Everyone is different, so sleep schedules and lengths of sleep vary greatly from person to person.

• The first step to attaining wellness overall is to ensure that the body and mind both get adequate and high quality rest and relaxation.

 What happens if we don’t get enough sleep? 

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Recipe of the Week

Scrambled Eggs & Salsa

A great protein packed, filling, and long lasting meal. What a delicious way to start your day!


1 med-large Egg

1/4 Cup Mozzarella cheese (or your favorite type)

1/4 Cup Chunky Salsa (your favorite brand)


 Scramble eggs in a bowl while heating frying pan to med heat.

Cook eggs to your desired firmness, pepper or season to taste.

Add cheese and allow it to melt. Remove from heat.

Remove from pan on to plate and cover with salsa.



Product of the Week

Mother Gaia's Simply Moisture Lotion

Hand blended beeswax, emulsified wax, coconut oil, sunflower oil, honey, and ZERO water. Six simple ingredients, simply nourishing to the skin. Moisturize everyday with this silky and light lotion, absorbs quickly and leaves healthy, glowing skin behind.

Find yours here.


Subscriber Promotions

Offers only for subscribers of Mother Gaia's Newsletter

June: Buy one get one simply moisture lotion when ordering online. Shipping is always included in the price.


Upcoming Events


Dancing Gaia: Nature of Movement & Meditation

Every Saturday @ 8am, Aspen Lodge in Anthem Ranch

Every Tuesday @ 11am, The Avenues at Crofton Park

We’ll begin class with deep breathing, energy building, and gentle stretching warm-ups. Class continues with a unique blend of Tai Chi, Yoga, Qigong, and Tae Kwon Do style movements. Then we finish each class with a cool down and seated hand posture practice. These classes are for residents only. 

Want Dancing Gaia in your community? Send Mother Gaia an email here.

Wellness Education

Classes held at the Eaton Senior Community, Saturdays @ 1:30pm

323 S Eaton St in Lakewood, CO 80226 (open to the public)

What do you get to learn about?

• Nine dimensions health and wellness

• Physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness 

• Understanding your body.

• Alternative Medicine — other than surgery and medications

• Ways to improve your health without spending money.

• Cheap and easy remedies to use at home.

• Simple, gentle exercise to improve function.

• Free gifts, snacks, and handouts for attending.


Gaia's Wellness Experience

During this amazing full-day event you will experience Dancing Gaia, Wellness Education, Aromacraft, & Herbalcraft all the the beautiful Shadowcliff Lodge in Grand Lake, Colorado.

Join us August 6th, 2017 for a wellness experience you'll never forget!

Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.


Looking to try out a class? Mother Gaia offers many great classes here.

How about an unusual birthday party for that open minded teen, loved one, or friend that has everything?

Send Mother Gaia an email and we can schedule it on your time in your space.