7 Shocking Ways Waking Up In The Middle Of The Night Affects Your Body The Next Day
By Eva Taylor Grant, Jan 31, 2019
“Waking up during the night, in sleep medicine, is referred to as ‘sleep fragmentation,'” Alex Dimitriu, MD, double board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine, and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine, tells Bustle. “The trouble with waking during the night is that it impacts the quality as well as the quantity of sleep.” Since waking up in the night can interfere with your REM sleep and other important stages of the sleep cycle, you can be losing out on processes that are essential for physical and emotional health.
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