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The Stages of Sleep Non-REM Sleep REM Sleep Stage N1 (Transition to sleep) – This stage lasts about five minutes. Your eyes move slowly under the eyelids, muscle activity slows down, and you are easily awakened. REM Sleep (Dream sleep) – About 70-90 minutes after falling asleep, you enter REM sleep, where dreaming occurs. Your eyes move rapidly, your breathing shallows, and your heart rate and blood pressure increase. Stage N2 (Light sleep) – This is the first stage Also during this stage, your arm and leg of true sleep, lasting from 10 to 25 minutes. muscles are paralyzed. Your eye movement stops, heart rate slows, and body temperature decreases. Stage N3 (Deep sleep) – You're difficult to awaken, and if you are awakened, you do not adjust immediately and often feel groggy and disoriented for several minutes. In this deepest stage of sleep, your brain waves are extremely slow. Blood flow is directed away from your brain and towards your muscles, restoring physical energy. Need A Good Night's Sleep? TM ® TRANQUIL SLEEP Fall asleep quicker, stay asleep, sleep sounder and wake refreshed, all without feeling drowsy in the morning! FAST ACTING! Formula includes Suntheanine® L-Theanine, 5-HTP and Melatonin Improves sleep quality by calming the nerves Increases serotonin levels for longer, relaxed sleep Melatonin normalizes sleep cycle timing Recommended by Dr. Michael Murray The statements made in this advertisement have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Abby's Magazine - September / October 2013 | Page 21

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