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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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On their return home, he was left looking after Shannon when she awoke at 2am and his wife had gone to bed.
He said he fell asleep while watching her on the settee and awoke three hours later to find her lying face down and not breathing.
Hermosura's son, Richard Hermosura, awoke in time to pull his father to safety.
David said he asked his mother what was going on when he awoke a third time.
Participants in Wehr's study usually awoke out of REM sleep to end their first slumber session.
The kids, who ended up sleeping blissfully that night, were held spellbound by the tale; I awoke several times during the night plagued by thoughts of my deductible.
In studying the sleep patterns of the three groups, the team found that men on the low-sodium diet awoke an average of nine times during the night, while men in the moderate-and high-sodium groups awoke five times.
Stankowski awoke early Monday with an aching neck that made it impossible to turn his head more than a few inches either way.
On Friday morning we awoke to frigid temperatures and a San Juan River running at about 500 cubic feet per second.
He awoke at two o'clock in the morning with chest pains.