rapid eye movement sleep

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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 And although humans doze for less time, a greater proportion is rapid eye movement sleep (REM), the deepest phase, when vivid dreams unfold. Bridget Alex, Discover Magazine, "How Our Sleeping Habits Helped to Make Us Human," 1 Jan. 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, Houston Chronicle, "Does hitting the snooze button really help you feel better?," 6 June 2019

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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rapid eye movement sleep

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