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02:22 Stages of REM Rapid eye movements (every 30 seconds eyes move rapidly underlids) High level of arousal Breathing fast and irregular, heart rate increases Brain waves similar to Beta waves (awake/alert) Sexual arousal occus (nothing to do w/ dreams) Paradoxical sleep: body still and peaceful while highly aroused o Brain sends signals stopping muscle contraction of major body areas  (relaxed to point of paralysis) Frequent dreaming o Majority of dreaming occurring now  o Dreams more vivid, more likely to be remembered Dreams: o Content: Usually mundane: familiar people/places Majority have negative content Women dream equally of males and females, where 2/3 of men dream  of other men Cultural background, experiences affect content About 50% have content relating to recent experiences Sleep deprivation: Being completely denied of sleep
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