rapid eye movement sleep

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Noun1.rapid eye movement sleep - a recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs; a state of rapidly shifting eye movements during sleep
sleep, slumber - a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended; "he didn't get enough sleep last night"; "calm as a child in dreamless slumber"
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Also, a five- or 10-minute snooze is not enough time to complete a REM cycle, so you're likely to wake up again just as your body is starting to relax into the next round of sleep.
Give yourself 3-8 hours' break of caffeine before hitting the sack, and keep in mind that while alcohol might make you feel drowsy, limit yourself to one glass - too much disrupts your REM cycle.