REM latency

REM latency

After a person falls asleep, the amount of time it takes for the first onset of REM sleep.
Mentioned in: Sleep Disorders
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Results: The sleep analysis revealed that alkaloid extract from MS did not change any REM parameters which included average duration of each REM episode, total REM time, number of REM episode and REM latency whereas fluoxetine significantly suppressed all REM parameters and delayed REM latency.
REM latency is another common calculation for reporting.
Rao explained, "Sleep is probably more helpful in determining who is at risk for developing depression than in being a diagnostic marker for depression since REM latency of those adolescents was shorter before they even developed the illness.
Use of plugs and masks resulted in more rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, shorter REM latency and fewer awakenings.
Use of plugs and masks resulted in more REM sleep, shorter REM latency and fewer arousals.
In this patient there is no supporting evidence for extended periods of REM deprivation but unfortunately we have no PSG evidence for compensatory shortened REM latency.
Although sleep latency and REM latency were longer in the patient group, the results of the polysomnographic tests revealed no significant differences in the groups for total sleep time (TST), sleep efficiency, sleep latency, rapid eye movement (REM) latency, percentage of stage 1 non-REM sleep and REM sleep.
Hot flushes and night sweats interrupt sleep, causing lower sleep efficiency and longer REM latency, and the frequent awakenings cause next-day fatigue.
Short REM latency in primary alcoholic patients with secondary depression.
Rao showed that adolescents with a familial risk for depression but without a depression diagnosis experienced shorter REM latency, meaning they reached the REM stage more quickly.