slow–wave sleep

noun

Definition of slow–wave sleep

  1. :  a state of deep usually dreamless sleep that occurs regularly during a normal period of sleep with intervening periods of REM sleep and that is characterized by delta waves and a low level of autonomic physiological activity

First Known Use of slow–wave sleep

1967


Medical Dictionary

slow–wave sleep

noun

Medical Definition of slow–wave sleep

  1. :  a state of deep usually dreamless sleep that occurs regularly during a normal period of sleep with intervening periods of REM sleep and that is characterized by delta waves and a low level of autonomic physiological activity—called also non-REM sleep, NREM sleep, orthodox sleep, S sleep, synchronized sleep


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