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Meaning of REM SLEEP

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs; a state of Rapid Eye Movements during sleep
 
 Synonyms: paradoxical sleep, rapid eye movement, rapid eye movement sleep, REM
 
 See Also: sleep, slumber

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The period of sleep known as Rapid Eye Movement sleep, when dreaming seems to occur.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: REM sleep is sleep associated with rapid, roving movements of the eyes. The EEG pattern would resemble that of alert animals and humans despite sleep is not interrupted. There is a marked reduction of skeletal muscle tone during REM sleep. REM sleep and dreaming are associated.
 

 

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