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