Hypnos in Greek mythology, and Somnus in the
Roman mythology, is the human character, who
Hypnos was the son of Nyx, the goddess of Night,
and Erebus, the god of Darkness.
He had a twin brother called Thanatos, the god
of Death, and a wife called Pasithea, one of the
They all lived in the Underworld.
Hypnos had three sons;
Morpheus, the god of Dreams,
Phobetor, the god of Nightmares, and
Phantasus, the god of illusions.
The words Hypnosis and Hypnotics come from
The words Insomnia, Somnolent and Hypersomnia
come from Somnus.
Sleep is a natural and repeated mode of the
mind and body.
It is a very complicated process, during which
the body systems: immune, nervous, muscular
and bone, renew and heal themselves.
Sleep is regulated by the physical and mental
changes, that take place during the waking
hours; and they are controlled by the brain
neurons, that behave according to various
internal and external signals.
Humans in general suffer from many different
sleep disorders — but a good number of
individuals are genetically influenced regarding
their sleep patterns.
People’s need for sleep varies according to their
age; the younger they are, the more hours of
sleep they need.
But for all adults, the number of sleep hours
needed are between six (6) and eight (8).
Remember that the human brain does need
to sleep in order to restore itself.
Sleeping well during the night for the necessary
number of hours, is absolutely vital for our
physical and mental health.
Here are the advantages of sleep:
1) A good reduction of the stress hormones.
2) Significant improvement of memory and learning.
3) Enhancement of the immune system.
4) Improvement of mood and the whole state of mind.
5) Reduction of the blood pressure and better heart health.
6) Better appetite control and weight maintenance.
7) Inflammation and pain reduction.
8) Enhancement of the brain activity.
9) Great supply and reserve of energy.
10) Promotion of cell rejuvenation.
11) Boosting of mental clarity, focus and concentration.
12) Improvement of productivity.
13) Feelings of happiness and optimism.
14) Better overall health.
15) Promotion of muscle building.
16) Enhancement of longevity.
Code Of Conduct
The most important and rewarding habits
and tactics, which will produce desirable
and beneficial results are the following:
a) A few hours before your bedtime start
feeling relaxed and serene.
b) Appreciate and accept whatever has
happened during the course of the day.
c) Become aware of all situations as they
stand, and feel at peace with yourself.
d) Breathe deeply, and look forward to
the new day tomorrow.
e) Feel really grateful for all the good things
you enjoyed during the day;
as well as your overall circumstances.
f) Avoid any discussions, arguments,
disputes or debates with any person;
or watching and reading disturbing content.
g) Put some music of your choice on the radio,
relax your muscles, close your eyes, and
feel cool, calm and happy.
h) Gradually and gently, you will fall asleep.
If you can manage all the above mentioned
points, you will definitely sleep peacefully,
and you will never need to use any other aids.
Have a good night’s sleep!