rapid eye movement sleep

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Recent Examples on the Web The field of sleep research was launched nearly 75 years ago, after the discovery of rapid eye movement sleep (REM) upended the prevailing belief that sleep was a passive state. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, "Researchers Say the Purpose of Sleep Shifts During the ‘Terrible Twos’," 18 Sep. 2020 Stages three and four contain the deepest, most restorative sleep and the dreamy state of REM, or rapid eye movement sleep. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Get better sleep by cuddling up with your partner," 25 June 2020 Get ready to spoon and snuggle with your spouse, partner or loved one all night long — a new study has found couples who sleep together in the same bed improve their dream stage of rest, known as rapid eye movement sleep. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Get better sleep by cuddling up with your partner," 25 June 2020 Barrett: Our dreams occur predominantly, but not solely, in rapid eye movement sleep. Cnn Staff, CNN, "In Your Dreams: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's coronavirus podcast for May 1," 1 May 2020 This enables us to spend adequate time in the stages of sleep known as nonrapid eye movement sleep (NREM) and rapid eye movement sleep (REM). Steven Bender, Quartz, "Hitting the snooze button is bad for your health," 7 June 2019 This enables us to spend adequate time in the stages of sleep known as nonrapid eye movement sleep (NREM) and rapid eye movement sleep (REM). Steven Bender, Quartz, "Hitting the snooze button is bad for your health," 7 June 2019 This enables us to spend adequate time in the stages of sleep known as nonrapid eye movement sleep (NREM) and rapid eye movement sleep (REM). Steven Bender, Quartz, "Hitting the snooze button is bad for your health," 7 June 2019 This enables us to spend adequate time in the stages of sleep known as nonrapid eye movement sleep (NREM) and rapid eye movement sleep (REM). Steven Bender, Quartz, "Hitting the snooze button is bad for your health," 7 June 2019

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“Rapid eye movement sleep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rapid%20eye%20movement%20sleep. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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rapid eye movement sleep

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