orthodox sleep


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orthodox sleep

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Noun1.orthodox 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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During orthodox sleep, our brain waves slow down and bodily functions such as blood pressure decrease as our body goes into a fasting state.