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REM sleep deprivation generally causes what kinds of side effects?

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REM sleep deprivation generally causes what kinds of side effects?

(A) Intense, prolonged periods of stage 3 and 4 sleep
(B) Interference with memory tasks
(C) Decreased sleep onset episodes
(D) Sleep apnea and night terrors
(E) Heightened manifest dream content

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(B) Interference with memory tasks

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People deprived on REM sleep have difficulty with memory tasks. REM sleep deprivation does not increase stage 3 and 4 sleep (in fact, people deprived of REM sleep more easily slip into sleep onset and REM sleep, not deeper sleep stages like stage 3 and 4). REM deprivation is not related to sleep apnea, night terrors, or manifest dream content.

 
Posted : 02/06/2024 7:51 am
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