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How long does it take to reset your sleep clock and cycle? I've had bad sleep for 2 years now and my sleep cycle has been off everyday.

How long does it take to reset your sleep clock and cycle? I've had bad sleep for 2 years now and my sleep cycle has been off everyday.

Varies: Resetting a sleep cycle is difficult. I would recommend seeing a sleep specialist first to determine the your sleep problems are not health related- sleep apnea, stress, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
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Sleep Stages (Definition)

A sleep stage is one of the five stages of sleep, which differ from one another by the brain's activity. Four of the stages are called non-REM sleep, and the other is REM (or Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. REM sleep is when we dream. Non-REM sleep is stages 1 to 4, representing ...Read more


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What are sleep stages?

What are sleep stages?

See below: Characteristics of normal sleep, referred to as sleep arhcitechture, comprises two distinct states : nrem (3 divisions) and rem. Adequate levels of each are needed to maintain alertness, heal the body and assist with memory and learning. Also, many physiologic and neurochemical activities occur during the various stages of sleep. ...Read more

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How to correct the sleep cycle?

How to correct the sleep cycle?

Sleep Hygiene is Key: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. Sometimes med ...Read more

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What are the different sleep stages?

What are the different sleep stages?

Sleep stages: The sleep stages are 1, 2, 3 and rem or more commonly called dream sleep. Sleep becomes deeper as you progress from 1 to 3. You can dream in any stage. As sleep gets deeper arousal from sleeping is more difficult. The distribution of stages changes over ones lifetime. ...Read more

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How do I get my sleep cycle correct?

How do I get my sleep cycle correct?

Use good sleep: Hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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Why is light so important for our sleep cycle?

Why is light so important for our sleep cycle?

Circadian rhythm: our circadian rhythm works on Light and darkness, as well as , all hormones in our body also release on light and dark cycles, so our body can function better. ...Read more

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Fixing sleep cycle in 2-3 days, is this possible?

Sleep Cycle: Sleep cycle is determined by your circadian rhythm and homoestatic drive and genetic factors, unless its stress related and you need some as needed meds this can help you sleep faster. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how i can control my sleep cycle?

Sleep: Sleep is driven by circadian and homeostatic drives. Identify your daily pattern by maintaining a sleep diary for 2 weeks or so, read about sleep hygiene, you can google sleep diary and sleep hygiene etc sometimes melatonin and light therapy are used if you have delayed sleep phase or advanced sleep phase syndrome. ...Read more

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Does the sleep cycle iphone app (or anything similar) work well?

Does the sleep cycle iphone app (or anything similar) work well?

Sleep cycle App: My experience and the review ratings given by numerous users on iphone app of sleep cycle alarm clock have been excellent. It is very inexpensive. Try it yourself. ...Read more

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How often does someone wake up in a normal sleep cycle? Even if they are not fully aware at the time?

How often does someone wake up in a normal sleep cycle? Even if they are not fully aware at the time?

Sleep cycle duration: We oscillate in cycles throughout the night between a light sleep and very deep sleep and through the dream states referred to as REM sleep about once every 90 minutes on the first time through and about 2 hrs. thereafter for another 2-4 cycles until we awaken again in the morning to the next day. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more