Despite many unknowns and unknowables in the field of sleep, as scientists, we can agree that there is one type of sleep that helps us to maximize creativity, learning, and information retention. What types of sleep is this? REM sleep.

In fact, I even had the opportunity to sit down and hear about the trials and tribulations of discovering REM sleep from the original discoverer of REM sleep himself: Dr. William C. Dement (Stanford University).

We talked about many topics, such as:

-What is the definition of REM sleep?
-When does REM sleep occur?
-How long does a REM sleep cycle last?