Anya Shah - Comic #1

Updated: 9/9/2021
Anya Shah - Comic #1

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  • Hello Dr. Stone, I am here to research about different sleep patterns and I believe you have some useful information that would help my research
  • I believe that I can assist you with your research
  • To begin, sleep is a periodic, natural loss of consciousness. Our bodies synchronize with the circadian rhythm which is basically a natural clock. Now, we can talk about sleep stages. Approximately every 90 minutes, we cycle through different sleep stages
  • One stage of sleep is known as REM sleep. In REM, this is where vivid dreams occur. The muscles are relaxed however our other body systems are active.
  • Researchers measure sleep on the EEG scale which shows slow alpha waves of the subjects awake but relaxed state
  • Thank you so much for this information Dr. Stone.
  • Yes, there is NREM sleep which encompasses all the sleep stages except for REM sleep. NREM sleep can be detected by slow breathing and irregular brain waves
  • You are welcome. Safe travels!