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Know The 5 Stages Of Sleep For Better Rest

Sean Kim is currently the CEO of Rype, building the future of personalized coaching.Full Bio We get it. There’s nothing better than an extra 30 minutes of sleep on a warm, cozy bed. But did you know that it could actually make you more tired? I know, it sounds counterintuitive. More sleep = more tired doesn’t seem like an equation that makes sense, but hear me out. After launching my language learning company, Rype, my sleep was completely out of wack. Some nights I would only get 2-3 hours of sleep, while other nights I would get 10, and still feel exhausted. If you can relate, I hope to share the 5 different stages of sleep we all experience, and some actionable tips to help you sleep better! The 5 Stages of Sleep It turns out that there are 5 major sleep stages that we all go through during the night. Starting with… Stage 1 (NREM) In this first stage, you’re in a NREM (non-rapid eye moment) stage. This is when you’re floating in and out of consciousness. It’s that moment when…
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Method1 Doing Breathing Exercises for Relaxation
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