Stages of Sleep

Stages of sleep

Every 60-100 minutes we go through a cycle of four stages of sleep

Stage 1 is a drowsy, relaxed state between being awake and sleeping – breathing slows, muscles relax, heart rate drops
Stage 2 is slightly deeper sleep – you may feel awake and this means that, on many nights, you may be asleep and not know it
Stage 3 and Stage 4, or Deep Sleep – it is very hard to wake up from Deep Sleep because this is when there is the lowest amount of activity in your body
After Deep Sleep, we go back to Stage 2 for a few minutes, and then enter Dream Sleep – also called REM (rapid eye movement) sleep – which, as its name suggests, is when you dream

In a full sleep cycle, a person goes through all the stages of sleep from one to four, then back down through stages three and two, before entering dream sleep

Source: Gregg Jacobs

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David Smith is President and Founder of Mattress Depot USA. After spending 15 years working for Fortune 500 companies such as IBM and Wells Fargo Bank, David became involved with the mattress industry in 1998 after investing in a retail mattress store concept in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2003 after being discontent with the local selection of retail mattress stores, David founded Mattress Depot USA in Seattle, Washington and has grown the specialty discount retail chain to 14 stores. Davids' mission is to educate everyone about the importance of consistent R.E.M. sleep, lifestyle and the products that help achieve sleep nirvana.
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