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How does stress affect my quality of sleep?

Stress can decrease your quality of sleep in a major way. There are two stages of sleep, categorized as rapid eye movement (REM) and non-rapid eye movement (NREM). NREM is divided into its own 4 stages, with stage 1 being the transition from wake to sleep. Stress can significantly interfere with the transition in this stage. Essentially, stress can make it much more difficult to fall asleep.

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