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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? ...Read more

Sleep Deprivation (Definition)

A condition in which, either consciously or unconsciously, you are not allowing your body enough time for sleep. Typically, adults require six to eight hours, although some people require ...Read more


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I wake up during REM sleep how would I feel?

I wake up during REM sleep how would I feel?

Dreaming: Waking up during rem-sleep is associated with remembering the dream. ...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 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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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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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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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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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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Are there any signs of going in to REM sleep to quickly?

REM: Usually feeling weakness and a sudden urge to drop asleep along with hearing or seeing things while falling asleep. ...Read more

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How do I increase the amount of REM sleep I get at night?

Get full night sleep: It is the second half of the night that the percentage of time spent in rem sleep is greatest. The trick is to get a full night's sleep. Rem can be suppressed by alcohol, stimulants, and sedatives; avoid caffeine, evening alcohol, and sleeping pills (ask your doc first if prescribed). If waking up tired despite fill night sleep, talk with your doctor about this; you may benefit from a sleep study. ...Read more

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Why do I get do much REM sleep but am very easily awakened?

Why do I get do much REM sleep but am very easily awakened?

Stages of Sleep: Read this article==>http://www. Aasmnet. Org/articles. Aspx? Id=1335. You will note that people who are awakened easily from rem sleep describe negative mood symptoms and awaken feeling less satisfied from sleep. Sometimes your diet and what you eat and drink just before bedtime can affect sleep patterns. You might want o consult your doctor or a sleep specialist to explore how you can modify it. ...Read more

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I've been told that I never reach REM sleep. What exactly does that mean?

I've been told that I never reach REM sleep. What exactly does that mean?

This means: That you sleep cycles are abnormal. Usually when we sleep there are stages to our sleep. The first 4 stages make up non-REM sleep, with the 3rd and 4th stages being deep sleep where your body "repairs and regenerates". Then your body would transition to REM sleep. Finally the cycle restarts all over again. It sounds like for you, that you are missing this REM phase. ...Read more

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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 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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Was diagnosed with Insomnia in 2012, I really don't want another pill but I don't sleep, I get no REM sleep. Any opinions on what I can do. Tyvm?

Are you exercising a: And using good good sleep hygiene to fall asleep which means going to bed at the same time each night. Closing phone/computer 1 hr b4 bed and allowing yourself to stretch relax and prepare yourself for sleep. Spend time with family. Reading or doing a quiet activity. I had a client who did visualization meditation of going to sleep and it worked wonders. Let me know how it goes. ...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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How to counteract the effect of elavil (amitriptyline) on rem. Sleep?

How to counteract the effect of elavil (amitriptyline) on rem. Sleep?

Not take it?: The ongoing use of Amitriptyline likely is disrupting to your sleep architecture. You could try melatonin to try to normalize your rem sleep or talk to you doctor about rozerem (ramelteon). The only other medicines that might help are for dementia or parkinson's disease. I notice you are taking Aripiprazole and mirtazpine and, these are also likely contributing to your rem disturbance. Talk to your md! ...Read more

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Could REM sleep patterns cause muscle twitching?

By definitiion: By definition rem's are rapid eye movements that cause muscle twitching of the eye muscles. Our brain is a wonderful and largely misuderstood organ. It is capable of deactivating our body during dreams such that although we are imaging running in our sleep, our legs don not actually move but may twitch. If you have a pet, this is easily visible while they sleep. ...Read more

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Can episodes of sleep apnea occur in the time before REM sleep begins?

Can episodes of sleep apnea occur in the time before REM sleep begins?

Yes: Have a sleep study and they can monitor you during sleep in different 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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I wake up during REM sleep typically. Is this why I'm sleepy all day even on 9 or 10 hrs sleep?

I wake up during REM sleep typically. Is this why I'm sleepy all day even on 9 or 10 hrs sleep?

Possibly: Rem sleep is an important part of your sleep cycle. If you were in my office, I would ask you how you know you are waking during REM sleep. Usually, people get about 2 hours of REM sleep per night, in 3-4 different episodes. If you are having numerous awakening through the night, even if it isn't during REM sleep, that would explain your fatigue. Seek care with your physician if it persists. ...Read more

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Does alcohol consumption affect REM sleep?

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Does alcohol consumption affect REM sleep?

Alcohol/REMS: Alcohol decreases REM sleep during first half of sleep period. ...Read more

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Does anti psychotics such as serequel effect REM or non-rem sleep? Does it stop it either one of it?

Does anti psychotics such as serequel effect REM or non-rem sleep? Does it stop it either one of it?

Initially: Talk to your doctor. Studies do show that Seroquel (quetiapine) will more likely affect non-REM sleep initially (first four days), but after several weeks of use, the sleep architecture more resembles what it was at baseline. ...Read more

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Is a person who snores when sleeping necessarily getting REM sleep?

Is a person who snores when sleeping necessarily getting REM sleep?

Most likely: In fact, snoring will usually increase during rem sleep. That is when the body is in its most relaxed state and prone to collapse of the structures in the upper airway. This will cause increased airway resistance and more snoring. ...Read more

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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