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A 33-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how long it takes for to get in the deepest stage of sleep?

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Dr. David May
Dentistry 30 years experience
It differs: In the beginning of the night it usually takes between 30 to 60 minutes to get into deep sleep and 60 to 90 minutes to get into rem sleep. Every 90 minutes you should have a sleep cycle of light, deep and rem sleep. As the night progresses the amount of light sleep should get smaller and the amount of deep and rem sleep should get longer with the most rem sleep early in the morning.

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from twilight sleep?

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Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 41 years experience
It depends: Typically a few hours. Do not drive after sedation and keep your activity to a minimum until the medications have been processed in your system.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me exactly when is a person in the deepest stage of sleep?

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Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Delta sleep: When our brains are producing delta waves in non rem sleep or in rem sleep. It is usually towards the end of each cycle of 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours. Also more so towards the end of the night.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me about some great tips for getting to sleep?

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Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 20 years experience
Here are some tips: Limit daytime naps, limit activities in bed to sleep and sex, create a regular bedtime schedule, keep the room dark and quiet, avoid alcohol/nicotine, no caffeine after 2pm, exercise earlier in the day, de-stress, keep the room temperature a little cool, for some white noise machines may help and get comfortable. If those don't help sometimes sleepytime tea, warm milk or melatonin can be beneficial.

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