rapid-eye-movement sleep

rapid-eye-movement sleep

[′rap·əd ¦ī ‚müv·mənt ‚slēp]
(psychology)
That part of the sleep cycle during which the eyes move rapidly, accompanied by a loss of muscle tone and a low-amplitude encephalogram recording; most dreaming occurs during this stage of sleep. Abbreviated REM sleep.
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90 minutes: Allows the sleeper to experience light, moderate, and slow-wave sleep, as well as rapid-eye-movement sleep, which is associated with dreaming.
Idiopathic rapid-eye-movement sleep disorder: associations with antidepressants, psychiatric diagnoses, and other factors, in relation to age of onset.
The neuroscientists attached electrodes to sleeping subjects' scalps to investigate whether dreaming or other brain processes that occur during rapid-eye-movement sleep periods play a role in the processing of emotions.
If you don't get into restorative rapid-eye-movement sleep, you will often (like postpartum women during the period of frequent feedings) have an increase in vivid dreams.
It also measures how much time is spent in rapid-eye-movement sleep - the period when most dreams happen.
Furthermore, severity of sleep apnea as measured by the apnea-hypopnea index, and the degree of oxygen desaturations during rapid-eye-movement sleep, accounted for more than 90% of the variability in measures of glucose tolerance including hemoglobin [A.
Heintz, Hatten, and other GENSAT researchers discovered that Gscl is produced by neurons in the interpeduncular nucleus, the brain region that also regulates rapid-eye-movement sleep.
The shortened sleep periods included a marked decline in rapid-eye-movement sleep, which is associated with dreaming.
Neurodegenerative disease status and post-mortem pathology in idiopathic rapid-eye-movement sleep behaviour disorder: An observational cohort study.
After that comes the four or five 90-minute segments of rapid-eye-movement sleep in which the brain digs into the important stuff that has happened to us in the past few days and affixes it to our long-term memories.