nonrapid eye movement sleep

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Related to nonrapid eye movement sleep: NREM sleep, REM Cycle, REM stage of sleep
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Noun1.nonrapid eye movement sleep - a recurring sleep state during which rapid eye movements do not occur and dreaming does not occur; accounts for about 75% of normal sleep time
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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Some authors propose that prolonged and persistent periods of apnea associated with desaturation and hypercapnia during nonrapid eye movement sleep should be demonstrated for diagnosis.
Sexsomnia, also known as "sex sleep", is considered a form of "nonrapid eye movement sleep".
Although the average time spent in bed was 8 hours, only 67% of that time was spent sleeping, and nonrapid eye movement sleep made up 87% of the total sleep time.