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Sleep 101: Everything You Need to Know About REM Sleep

Despite many unknowns and unknowables in the field of sleep, as scientists, we can agree that there is one type of sleep that helps us to maximize creativity, learning, and information retention. What types of sleep is this? REM sleep.

What is REM sleep?

(no, it is not R.E.M sleep. R.E.M is a band [and one of the greatest])

REM sleep stands for rapid eye movement sleep. This is what Dr. William Dement (and his fellow researchers) decided to call REM sleep when they discovered it at the University of Chicago in 1953 when they noticed that their research participants had vigorously flickering eyelids at random intervals throughout the night.


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