rapid eye movement


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rapid eye movement

n.
REM.

rapid eye movement

See sleep.

rapid eye movement

Abbreviation: REM
Cyclic movement of the closed eyes observed or recorded during sleep.
See also: movement

rapid eye movement,

n recurring phase of sleep associated with dreaming, characterized by the rapid motion of the eyes beneath the eyelids. Also called
paradoxical sleep, rapid eye movement sleep, or
REM sleep.
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He says his studies have shown that some people may be able to wake up at a certain time if they have a regular sleep pattern and if their intended wake-up time corresponds to the cycles of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.
Tononi's group plans to investigate whether communication across brain regions partly recovers during late-night sleep and especially during periods of rapid eye movement, when dreaming is common.
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The bizarre experiments are part of Dr Blagrove's in-depth study of the nature of rapid eye movement (REM), sleep and dreaming.
The mice manifested the same abnormalities of sleep patterns, including rapid eye movement (REM) sleep at the beginning of a sleep period instead of after a normal period of non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREM).
Smoking also can interfere with the dreaming period of sleep known as rapid eye movement sleep or REM, explaining why smokers have poorer-quality sleep.
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