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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With each sleep cycle, your body spends more time in that deep, restorative REM stage, and releases another hit of testosterone and human growth hormone, both of which facilitate physical repair.
The study examined the REM stage of sleep and whether REM and dementia development are linked.
The first REM stage occurs about an hour to an hour-and-a-half into sleep and then recurs multiple times throughout the night as the cycles repeat.
7%) of 24 MSA-P patients were diagnosed with RBD, all of whom had clinical history of abnormal sleep behaviors and definite vPSG-captured dream enactment behavior during REM stage.
One's quality of sleep depends on how long their REM stage is.
In REMBD, abnormal behavior is observed during the REM stage of sleep, where movement of limbs (kicking, grabbing, or jumping etc.
Normally people do not move while dreaming during the REM stage of sleep; however, people with RBD tend to move and vocalize--sometimes violently.