We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

If you’ve ever been woken by a sound when you’ve been in a deep sleep, you may have wondered how you heard what you heard. The fact is that your brain is not oblivious to the outside world, even when you’re sleeping deeply. However, during REM (Rapid eye movement) sleep, you’re a lot less likely to be woken by the same sound. This is of course unless the noises you hear happen to be life-threatening.

REM sleep seems to shut the brain down a little more than deep sleep does. Perhaps this is because we dream at this stage of sleep. Scientists know that REM sleep is very important for your body, which could be why you’re less likely to be woken during this phase of sleep. 

The brain tends to be more active during REM sleep. This is because areas of your brain that are vital for retaining or making memories and learning are stimulated. If this stage of sleep is disturbed you might wake up feeling a little groggy. However, if a life-threatening noise woke you, you know you weren’t completely asleep.

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline. Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk