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How is narcolepsy and REM sleep related?

How is narcolepsy and REM sleep related?

Closely: The symptoms of narcolepsy are those of parts of rem sleep intruding into wakefulness. These elements include sleepiness; hallucinations (dream imagery) while falling asleep or waking up; and cataplexy and sleep paralysis (both from the normal muscle paralysis that occurs during rem sleep). ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Do I dream during REM sleep?

Do I dream during REM sleep?

Yes: Absolutely dreaming is a major part of rem along with flaccid muscles (no activity). Muscles that are still active in rem are the diaphragm and your eye muscles. ...Read more

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Does Effexor (venlafaxine) effect REM sleep?

Does Effexor (venlafaxine) effect REM sleep?

Yes: All the ssri antidepressants have an impact on rem sleep. Though Effexor (venlafaxine) is not technically an ssri, it is a dual action agent (snri) that has ssri activity in addition to norepinephrine reuptake inhibition. Most patients complain of increased dreaming, or more vivid dreaming, which suggests an impact on rem sleep, since dreaming occurs during rem sleep. ...Read more

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What happens to your muscles during REM sleep?

What happens to your muscles during REM sleep?

They are paralyzed: During rem sleep, all the voluntary muscles, with the exception of the diagphragm, eye muscles and middle ear muscles, are inhibited to the point of paralysis. A teleological explanation could be that this happens so that we will not act out our dreams. Rem behavior disorder occurs when this inhibition fails and dreams then are acted out, often causing injury to the dreamer or bedmate. ...Read more

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Can dreams occur only in REM sleep stage or in all stages of sleep?

Can dreams occur only in REM sleep stage or in all stages of sleep?

Most common: It is most common in rem sleep but it can also occur in non rem sleep. Particularly deeper or delta sleep. ...Read more

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Can certain things increase REM sleep, such as melatonin or pregnenolone? Academic interest for the most part.

Can certain things increase REM sleep, such as melatonin or pregnenolone? Academic interest for the most part.

Possibly: There is a lot of research out there, pro and con, concerning REM sleep. I would even consider calling a local sleep specialist in your area. ...Read more

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If your best sleep is during REM sleep which also happens to be when you dream... Begonia it when I have dreams those are my worst sleeps?

If your best sleep is during REM sleep which also happens to be when you dream... Begonia it when I have dreams those are my worst sleeps?

REM sleep is: dream sleep and psychologically healthy and non-REM is when the physical body heals. We need both. A psychologist or sleep expert can help you influence the content of your dreams and help you process emotional material so that your dreams are not so negative. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a 18teenager to have REM sleep? And how to hack or boost my brain? Thanks

Is it ok for a 18teenager to have REM sleep? And how to hack or boost my brain? Thanks

REM sleep: Is a normal part of the sleep cycle. You would die without it!. Boost your brain by exercising it and taking a pristine diet. ...Read more

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Is there a good way of inducing REM sleep?

Get more REM: Sound sleep is the best day. Withdrawal and discontinuation of medications that suppress rem is helpful in a number of patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more