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What is a regular sleep/wake cycle?

What is a regular sleep/wake cycle?

The sleep/wake cycle is a daily pattern that determines when it's time to sleep and when it's time to be awake. For most people, the ideal cycle includes seven to nine hours of sleep (typically at night) followed by 15 to 17 hours of wakefulness. Your sleep/wake cycle is the same as your circadian rhythm which is the same as your body clock. It is a natural, internal system that's designed to regulate feelings of sleepiness and wakefulness over a 24-hour period. Your circadian rhythm causes your level of wakefulness to rise and dip throughout the day.

It has been found to be beneficial to keep this same regular sleep pattern even on weekends when your schedule may be different due to later nights out or wanting to sleep in on a Saturday morning. So keep the same sleep cycle on weekends but no one says you can’t curl up on the couch with your Tuc Blanket if you are still sleepy and want a lazy morning.

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17th Jul 2020 Tuc Team

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