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Rem Sleep Deprivation Symptoms
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? Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
...: 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. Read more
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. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the most effective OTC brand for getting a restful, full REM sleep that doesn't leave you feeling groggy in the am?
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Had polysomnography. Please explain: increase in phasic motor activity w/o stereotypical behaviors seen during REM sleep.?
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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