With a sleep deprivation and recovery animal model, sleep researchers have shown that REM sleep may be a period in which memory is consolidated, according to Bioscience Technology.
Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, during which vivid dreaming occurs, may be a period in which memory is consolidated, according to research in Science Advances.
This was shown by a sleep deprivation and recovery animal model created by a team of sleep researchers led by Pierre-Herve Luppi, director of the Center of Neurosciences Research Sleep Lab at the Universite Claude Bernard of Lyon, France.
The research is “very good,” Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Neurology Chairman Clif Saper told Bioscience Technology. Saper, who is also a Harvard University neuroscientist, was not involved with the paper. “The Luppi lab does very nice work on REM sleep control using their model of REM sleep deprivation followed by recovery.”