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General Sleep Information

Quick Facts:

  • Adults need 7 to 8 hours of restful sleep each night for maximum health and wellness. Studies show that adults who sleep less than 7 hours per night are more likely to be obese.
  • Sleep apnea and blood pressure may increase during pregnancy.
  • Sleep occurs in stages from light sleep to deeper sleep, and eventually through to vivid dreaming sleep.
  • The state of sleep where vivid dreams occur is called rapid eye movement or REM sleep. REM sleep occurs every 90 minutes.
  • Children who snore are more likely to be hyperactive.
  • A good night's sleep triggers changes in the brain that help to improve memory, regulate appetite and prevent obesity.
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