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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.


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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Oliveros pulled the ventilator out of her mouth when she awoke from surgery and suffered brain damage as a result.
And in four of five controlled published studies, participants were more likely to report that at least one aspect of their sleep--such as how long it took to fall asleep or how often they awoke during the night--was better on the nights they took valerian than on the nights they took a (look-alike but valerian-flee) placebo.
Shannon Hales was sleeping on the settee with her father at the family home in Taylor Road, Kings Heath, when he awoke to find her dead.
Shortly after midnight, individuals awoke for 1 to 2 hours and frequently reflected on their dreams or talked about them with others.
But early Tuesday morning he awoke to find his Berg Street house on fire, sparked when his air conditioner malfunctioned, firefighters said.
On her "good" nights, she awoke as frequently as every hour; on the worst ones she lay awake until breakfast.
His sleep time declined, and he awoke much more often than he had earlier in the flight.
Gadzuric's dunks and one shortly thereafter by Barnes awoke both the crowd and the Bruins.
Most children in each grade awoke once or twice per night.
David said he passed out but awoke later, went to the bathroom to vomit and found that the carpet was burned on several floors, including in the children's bedrooms.
A couple who was asleep awoke (during) the fire,'' Luna said.
Participants in Wehr's study usually awoke out of REM sleep to end their first slumber session.