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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These behaviours are likely the result of intermittent lack of the skeletal muscle atonia typically present during the REM phase of sleep.
It is an artificial way of doing what should come naturally to us during the REM phase of sleep.
2) It is widely recognized that dreaming occurs most frequently during the REM phase of sleep.