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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REM sleep parasomnias typically occur during early morning hours, he said.
Parasomnias are divided into arousal disorders such as sleep-walking and sleep-wake transition disorders such as nocturnal leg cramps, as well as REM sleep parasomnias (eg, nightmares) and other parasomnias such as enuresis and snoring.