REM Sleep: What Is It Good For?

Curr Biol. 2019 Aug 19;29(16):R806-R807. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.06.074.


Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep serves an important function for processing and consolidating emotional memory. A recent study shows that restless REM sleep impedes this overnight process, providing insights into psychological disorders marked by fragmented REM sleep.

Publication types

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MeSH terms

  • Acclimatization
  • Amygdala*
  • Emotions
  • Memory
  • Sleep, REM*