rapid eye movement


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rapid eye movement

n.
REM.

rapid eye movement

n
(Physiology) movement of the eyeballs under closed eyelids during paradoxical sleep, which occurs while the sleeper is dreaming. Abbreviation: REM

rap′id eye′ move`ment


n.
rapidly shifting movements of the eyes under closed lids, associated with the dreaming phase of the sleep cycle. Compare REM sleep.
[1915–20]

rap·id eye movement

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See REM.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rapid eye movement - 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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Compared to those without nightmares, patients with nightmares had significantly increased sleep onset latency (SOL) and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep latency (mean SOL/REM sleep latency, 16.6/145 minutes versus 12.5/126 minutes).
Dr Krahn says the three types of non-REM, which stands for rapid eye movement, include level one, which is light sleep; level two, intermediate sleep; and level three, deep sleep.
Known as rapid eye movement (REM), this critical phase"occurs in intervals throughout the night, and is characterised by more dreaming and rapid eye movements," explained study author Matthew Pase.
On the other hand, rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a disorder with abnormal behavior during the rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.
The rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder or RBD, which most often affects persons aged 50-70, and more frequently in men than women, is characterized by disturbances in the part of sleep where dreams take place.
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REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, the stage of sleep in which dreaming occurs, plays an important role in memory formation, according to animal research described online May 13, 2016 in the journal Science.
Scientists suspected that the eye-twitchy, dream-packed slumber known as rapid eye movement sleep was important for memory.

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