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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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.
For example, those with a PTSD diagnosis showed more sleep arousals - abrupt changes from sleep to wakefulness or from a deeper to REM stage of sleep - and higher sleep apnea than the soldiers without PTSD.