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Window for getting the best sleep falls between 8pm and midnight

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You might not be able to get perfect sleep but experts say there's a window of time that you should try to go to bed to get as close to perfect as possible.

It's important to know that your sleep is composed of a series of 90-minute cycles called REM cycles and non-REM cycles.

REM sleep is that deep, restful sleep that everyone wants and experts say the window between 8 p.m. and midnight is when you should be aiming to get to sleep.

That's when they say your brain has the most opportunity to get all the REM sleep necessary to make you feel well-rested when you wake up.

The CDC recommends you get 8 hours of sleep a night.

Some other tips from the experts:

-If you wake up early during the week and sleep in during the weekend, you'll throw off your sleep rhythm - so try to keep it somewhat consistent.

-Genetics plays a roll - some people are wired to be night owls and other are early birds. If you're a night owl, obviously go to bed at the latest time within that window.

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