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Editor reviews

Sleep is a difficult subject for scientists to study, but a major discovery was made by Nathaniel Kleitman and Eugene Aserinksy when they identified rapid eye movement, so named for the quick motions made by the eye during sleep. It is during REM sleep where dreams occur and the brain is most active. This iMinds production is a brief but illuminating overview of REM sleep, performed with a satisfying calm by Elouise Rothwell. Her soothing style seems fitting with the subject matter, and she relaxes the reader even as she informs.

Summary

Learn about REM sleep with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. REM is an important component of sleep. But sleep itself is a difficult phenomenon to study because it is such an insular process. Dreams in particular are highly elusive for the researcher of sleep. As dreaming is a "state of mind", theories concerning it are frustratingly convoluted and highly theory-based, with any advancement unlikely to be supported by hard evidence. However, what scientists can do is measure the physical reactions that take place in our bodies and by our bodies when we are sleeping. This helps us understand what happens to us when we sleep and what REM is all about.

From close monitoring of sleeping subjects, scientists have been able to discover an arc that we all go through in our unconscious state. Basically, sleep is divided into two cycles: REM and NREM. The former stands for "rapid eye movement" and the latter stands for "non-rapid eye movement".

Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing.

iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future.

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"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)

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I loved the story. Nice voice and presentation. Quickly went iver the most important things.

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  • 11-03-22

Short yet intersting

This is a short audio book on phases of sleep. It's been a while that I listened to the audio book 'Why We Sleep?' by Matthew Walker, which was a wonderful elaborate good quality book and actually one of the best books I ever listened to.

This audio book vaguely reminded me of some of the things Matthew Walker discussed in his book. Though this is a really short audio book, it does briefly explain sleep cycles. I enjoyed listening to it.

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  • T. Ross
  • 16-11-21

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This listen is just a very brief description of Rem sleep
You could read this in a dictionary.

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  • 24-07-21

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just a definition. could have been better. nothing I want to listen to twice.

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  • 20-04-21

Loved it.

I loved it. It was very informative. This short audiobook also made me sleepy.

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  • Debbie
  • 15-02-21

Rapid Eye Movements in Sleep

This iMinds listen is very interesting and makes me want to learn more about REM sleep, and also hope for more research to be done on the subject. The discovery that not only humans experience rapid eye movements in sleep and different phases during sleep is also interesting. The studies by scientists of what goes on in our bodies as we sleep is already reaping significant rewards, as in the discovery of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. Great short audio.