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Is there a good way of inducing REM sleep?

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


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Is supressing REM sleep better for good sleep ? Do dreams occur in this stage ?

No way: Absolutely not. Rem sleep is extremely important. That is when most of your brain rehabilitation and memory formation occurs. Suppressing rem sleep can result in mental and physical problems. Dreaming occurs during this time as well. ...Read more

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What hours are rem sleep...and is this the most important sleeping period for good rest?

What hours are rem sleep...and is this the most important sleeping period for good rest?

REM sleep: typically occurs 2 1/2 to 3 hours into sleep and then will occur one or two more times depending upon how long one is able to sleep. As sleep progresses the direction of RAM sleep increases in time from 30 seconds or a bit more as sleep progresses. If one is sleep deprived RAM sleep May occur at sleep onset. RAM sleep is important for memory consolidation and resolving unresolved conflicts.RAM sleep and deep sleep are the two most important phases of sleep from the standpoint of good health. ...Read more

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What affects the quality of our REM sleep?

What affects the quality of our REM sleep?

Many medications: Sleep can be affected by chronic sleeping pills, but tranquilizers, sedatives, and antidepressants might disrupt normal sleep architecture. Other culprits could include recreational drugs and alcohol. Emotional dysfunctions can also certainly affect one's sleep pattern. ...Read more

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How long does it take for me to get into REM sleep?

How long does it take for me to get into REM sleep?

REM sleep: Usually in a normal average adult rem sleep starts in 90 minutes after sleep onset and progressively increases in the latter part of night. ...Read more

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What is the difference between REM and non-rem sleep?

What is the difference between REM and non-rem sleep?

Night and Day: Rem refers to rapid eye movement sleep and non-rem refers to sleep that is not rem. Non-rem is further divided into n1, n2, n3 stages where n3 refers to the deepest stage. Rem is usually when we dream and has similarities physiologically to being awake. We cycle through these different stages about every 90 minutes of sleep. ...Read more

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How can light from a digital clock affect REM sleep?

Good question: Light suppresses melatonin release, even light from a digital clock. Therefore it will be harder to maintain your sleep and this will potentially cause sleep disruption, which in turn will adversely impact rem sleep. Even more importantly, it will impact deep phase sleep which is where you will get the most restorative sleep. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to decrease my amount of REM sleep?

Why: Why would anyone want to so this? It's unnatural. But most meds decrease rem sleep and if you woke yourself up every hour you'd probably decrease it somewhat. Regardless i wouldn't advise it. ...Read more

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How do I decrease the amount of REM sleep I get at night

How do I decrease the amount of REM sleep I get at night

Certain medications: Certain medications, including antidepressants may decrease rem-sleep. Sleep disturbances including sleep apnea or environmental disturbances including repetitive noise may reduce rem-sleep. ...Read more

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