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How much rem sleep do you need?







REM sleep, also known as rapid eye movement sleep, is a crucial stage of the sleep cycle. While the exact amount of REM sleep needed can vary from person to person, it generally makes up about 20-25% of our total sleep time. This means that for an average adult who sleeps for around 7-8 hours per night, they would typically need about 1.5-2 hours of REM sleep. However, it’s important to note that REM sleep duration can change throughout the night, with longer periods occurring in the later sleep cycles.

During REM sleep, our brains are highly active, and this stage is associated with vivid dreaming and memory consolidation. It plays a vital role in our overall well-being, including cognitive function, emotional regulation, and learning. Getting enough REM sleep is essential for maintaining a healthy sleep pattern and ensuring optimal brain function. If you find yourself consistently lacking REM sleep or experiencing disruptions in your sleep cycle, it may be helpful to consult a healthcare professional for further guidance and support.

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