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

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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