[ sloh-weyv ]
/ ˈsloʊˈweɪv /
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.
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Also called S sleep.
Compare REM sleep.
Origin of slow-wave sleep
First recorded in 1965–70
Words nearby slow-wave sleep
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