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Symptoms of a seizure in newborn, how it is different from REM sleep?

Symptoms of a seizure in newborn, how it is different from REM sleep?

Variable!: Normal birth and delivery? If in doubt discuss with your pediatrician new born has very prolonged periods of rem, seizures are short lived events, as a rule?

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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.

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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).

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What are the differences between deep sleep and REM sleep?

What are the differences between deep sleep and REM sleep?

...: REM sleep is dream sleep. Deep sleep is another stage of sleep which is very restorative and refreshing. You need both in your sleep stages.

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Is her psychological effect of getting too little REM sleep?

Is her psychological effect of getting too little REM sleep?

Yes, there can be.: People who do not get enough rem sleep tend to feel more fatigued. Rem is where you get the deepest sleep which is the most restful and restorative. Mood swings, irritability, decreased concentration are all possibilities. Your rem sleep quantity can be determined with an overnight sleep study. Speak to your doctor if you feel like this may be an issue.

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Are there any negative effects of getting too little REM sleep?

Are there any negative effects of getting too little REM sleep?

Maybe: Human growth hormone (hgh) is particularly released during delta phase of sleep, the deepest sleep level. In an adult, hgh is involved in many pathways involved in maximum tissue and organ performance and minimizes age related breakdown. Remember, it is not necessarily total sleep time but more so the quality and level of delta sleep levels that may be at play.

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What is the most effective OTC brand for getting a restful, full REM sleep that doesn't leave you feeling groggy in the am?

.bestsleepaids. Org: Www. Bestsleepaids. Org. This is not a scientific review, rather a consumer-rated opinion. The product contains melatonin, valerian root, hops, lemon balm, phenibut, 5-htp, l-theanine. It is said to increase stages 3 and 4 sleep (now referred to as stage n3 sleep) and increase rem sleep as well. And the winner in 2013 consumer award is. ..., . .., . ..........Somnamax.

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Had polysomnography. Please explain: increase in phasic motor activity w/o stereotypical behaviors seen during REM sleep.?

Had polysomnography. Please explain: increase in phasic motor activity w/o stereotypical behaviors seen during REM sleep.?

Jump around: In sleep. This needs to be interpreted in the context of all the other brain findings of the sleep study. by itself it isn't all that important and doesn't indicate much except a potential problem for interrupted sleep. Especially for the person next to you.

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I have woken up during my REM sleep two nights in a row and found myself paralyzed. Is this something I should be worried about?

I have woken up during my REM sleep two nights in a row and found myself paralyzed. Is this something I should be worried about?

Sleep paralysis: You have experienced sleep paralysis. It can occur sporadically or chronically and in both it can be scary but otherwise benign. If you are having episodes of hallucinations at night, trouble with insomnia, extreme sleepiness during the day and/ or episodes of muscle weakness such a facial drooping or knees buckling, then you should see a sleep specialist to be evaluated for narcolepsy. Best wishe.

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I do know that when you in a REM sleep your HGH get released at night, and if you wake up does the HGH process stop or still continues?

I do know that when you in a REM sleep your HGH get released at night, and if you wake up does the HGH process stop or still continues?

Growth hormone: Is released in pulses, the largest is generally 60-90 minutes after you go to sleep - however it is extremely variable depending on health, environment, diet, stress, sleep patterns, medication and other factors. Lower levels of growth hormone are present throughout the 24 hour day.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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