Orthodox (Non-REM) Sleep

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Sleep (General) and other Sleep Disorders topics.

What happens to the brain during orthodox (Non-REM) sleep?

Orthodox (Non-REM) Sleep

During orthodox sleep, the brain is apparently resting. Its blood supply is reduced and its temperature falls slightly. Breathing and heart rate are regular. The muscles, however, remain slightly tensed. Orthodox sleep is broken up by about five (5) periods of paradoxical sleep which are of progressively longer duration throughout the course of the night.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Sleep Disorders Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Barbara Gibson