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This is How Long a Full Sleep Cycle Takes

by Meaghan posted September 27, 2017

According to sleep science researchers, a full sleep cycle takes 90 minutes.

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Ever wake up 30-60 minutes LATER than your usual time and actually wake up feeling MORE tired? This is why – and it has obvious implications for everyone, but especially for trainers who often have irregular sleep schedules.

Here’s the takeaway: For the most part, people tend to go to bed and wake up at relatively consistent times during the week and have adapted their sleep cycles to their schedule; but since each sleep cycle takes about 90 minutes to complete (regardless of sleep and wake time), if you need to wake up earlier or later sometimes, it should be a FULL 90 minutes earlier or later – rather than a 30- or 60-minute difference.

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