What are the REM polysomnography (PSG) criteria?

Updated: Apr 29, 2020
  • Author: Carmel Armon, MD, MSc, MHS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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REM sleep

See the list below:

  • Rapid eye movements

  • Low amplitude, mixed frequency EEG (similar to awake pattern)

  • Atonia or the lowest tonic submental EMG

  • May see saw-tooth waves

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