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awake

A polysomnographically defined state not equal to any non-rapid eye movement (NREM) stages or rapid eye movement sleep. The awake state is characterised by alpha and beta waves, tonic EMG, voluntary rapid eye movements, and eye blinks; this definition of awake is valid only if the polysomnogram is matched by a resumption of a reasonably alert state of consciousness.

awake

Fully aroused Sleep disorders A polysomnographically defined state not equal to any NREM stages or REMS: characterized by alpha and beta waves, tonic EMG, voluntary REMS, and eye blinks

Patient discussion about awake

Q. Good morning! Anybody awake?

A. Hi Immi - Well, I'm very happy you came back and said hello. I hope you rested well and had a good night sleep. How are you doing these days with your Bipolar? Is this a good period?

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References in classic literature ?
She did not know then that it was Love who had come to her briefly, as in a dream before awaking, with the hues of morning on his wings-- that it was Love to whom she was sobbing her farewell as his image was banished by the blameless rigor of irresistible day.
Van Baerle bade farewell to the great black tulip, certain of awaking in another world full of light and glorious tints.
He kept awaking and cocking his ears at the bright world without, where the April sun was blazing across the snow.
How haggard and worn I was already, through awaking before my usual time