REM sleep (it stands for rapid eye movement) is important for a good night’s rest. A lack of REM sleep gives way to a number of health consequences.

But did you know that REM sleep may be even more important for young brains, and helps them create memories? Research by Marcos Frank on the WSU Spokane campus tackled that issue. Frank also found that certain medications interfere with REM sleep, creating other problems.

Read about his research.