Eye movement during REM sleep

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Eye movement during REM sleep

Postby Juslisne » 16 Jan 2018 15:07

I would like to know how the eyes move during REM sleep, ie, the way they dart around under the eyelid.

If anyone can help it would be much appreciated.

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Re: Eye movement during REM sleep

Postby jasmine2 » 11 Feb 2018 03:35

Here is an interesting article about rapid eye movements (REM) during dreams.

"REM Sleep - Types and Stages of Sleep - HowwSleepWorks - howsleepworls.com

Also, there is an interesting similarity between REM sleep and a type of psychotherapy for treating traumatic memories - called EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). When processing certain memories and emotions, the therapist will use hand movements or a mechanical device to guide the client's eyes in a side-to-side movement.

See YouTube video -
- Eye Movement May Be Able To Heal Our Traumas/ Tricia Walsh/ TEDx UC Davis SF

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