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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My own first overriding clinical interest was in the illness of narcolepsy spurred by our early reports of an actual sleep abnormality, the so-called sleep onset REM period.
Children with narcolepsy usually show shortened average sleep latency on their EEG and sleep onset REM periods.
This test assesses two major components of narcolepsy: hypersomnolence and sleep onset REM periods, which occur in narcolepsy but are otherwise uncommon.