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slow-wave sleep

[ sloh-weyv-sleep ]
/ ˈsloʊˈweɪv ˈslip /
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noun Physiology.
a recurrent period of deep sleep, typically totaling five or six hours a night, distinguished by the presence of slow brain waves and by very little dreaming. Abbreviation: SWSCompare REM sleep.
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Also called S sleep .

Origin of slow-wave sleep

First recorded in 1965–70; slow + wave

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