The Best Stage for Waking Up
There are actually two stages of sleep that we can wake from with a good chance of feeling great. Muehlbach says both stage 2 and REM are likely the most wake-friendly sections of the cycle. “It’s not that difficult to wake someone up out of [these] and they can become fairly coherent and talk clearly,” he says. He adds, though, that waking from REM may also mean cutting short a pleasant dream.
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