The 7 types of sleep, explained

This article will delve into how sleep and rest differ, the seven types of rest, and why each one is important.

Active physical rest involves conscious actions that promote relaxation. Examples of active rest include yoga and getting a massage.

Physical rest

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Mental rest can be achieved by purposely taking time out of your day to slow down and disconnect from stressful situations.

Mental rest

When you find yourself overwhelmed by sensory stimuli, put away all unnecessary electronics, turn off bright lights, take a break from loud noise, and shut your eyes for a few minutes.

Sensory rest

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To restore creative energy, turn off the problem-solving part of your brain for a while. Lose yourself in a good book or go for a hike.

Creative rest


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