Death of William Dement

July 29, 1928 - June 17, 2020
| Age 91

Sleep doctor who coined the term "REM"
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Dr. William Dement was a scientist who developed the field of sleep research and coined the term "REM," or rapid eye movement, to describe the stage of sleep when dreaming takes place. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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