Asked by: Kayleen Oruesagastimedical health sleep disorders
How long does REM rebound last?
Last Updated: 1st March, 2020
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In respect to this, is REM rebound good?
REM rebound mostly tends to affect those who constantly disrupt their sleep schedules, due to work, travel, or other needs. This is because the majority of REM occurs later in your sleep, so when you wake up early or have a disrupted sleep schedule, you are missing out on the periods your body gets the most REM.
Beside above, why Is REM rebound bad? Withdrawal from barbiturates is associated with REM rebound, vivid dreaming, and nightmares. A hypothesis has been advanced that barbiturate suppression of REM sleep, much like with alcohol, causes REM sleep rebound after discontinuation of the drug and consequently longer and more vivid dreams.
Also question is, is REM rebound a sleep disorder?
In other words, it's a phenomenon in which there is an increase in REM sleep after a night of little REM sleep. Generally a 20% increase in REM sleep duration has been proposed as a threshold to identify REM rebound in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who start PAP treatment.
How do I restore REM sleep?
- Stick to a regular bedtime and rising time.
- Get lots of daylight, but avoid bright light before bedtime.
- Use your bed only for sleeping or lovemaking, never for reading or watching TV.
- Don't nap during the day unless it's absolutely necessary.
- Get plenty of exercise.
- Wind down late in the day.