rapid eye movement sleep(redirected from REM overflow)
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rap·id eye move·ment sleep, REM sleep
that state of deep sleep in which rapid eye movements, alert EEG pattern, and dreaming occur; several central and autonomic functions are distinctive during this state.
rapid eye movement sleepSee REM sleep, Sleep stages.
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep
A phase of sleep during which the person's eyes move rapidly beneath the lids. It accounts for 20-25% of sleep time. Dreaming occurs during REM sleep.
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