slow-wave sleep
It seems children have an edge over adults in the sense that, until around the age of 12, they experience more slow-wave sleep (SWS). This is a non-rapid eye movement (REM) phase of deep sleep that plays an important role in forming and retaining memories.Christina Quaine

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“SWS.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/SWS. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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SWS

abbreviation
slow-wave sleep
It seems children have an edge over adults in the sense that, until around the age of 12, they experience more slow-wave sleep (SWS). This is a non-rapid eye movement (REM) phase of deep sleep that plays an important role in forming and retaining memories.Christina Quaine
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