The last 2 hours of a full night of sleep (7-8 hours) is the most important for allowing the brain to store new information. As a college student, quality sleep is critical for your brain to function at it's highest academic performance and for overall well-being.
All of the stages within one cycle of sleep (shown below) are necessary for quality sleep.This cycle repeats itself 3-4 times per night, every 90-120 minutes. Anything that disrupts the sleep cycle, such as alcohol, ruminating thoughts, noise, light, will affect sleep, whether it’s duration or quality.
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