A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

REM

Tue, 16 Apr '24
Sleep stage
Sun, 31 Mar '24
Band with the 1994 hit "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?"
Sun, 7 Jan '24
___ cycle
Wed, 25 Oct '23
Dreamy sleep stage
Wed, 16 Aug '23
Dream state
Sat, 8 Jul '23
Band whose debut album, "Murmur," was Rolling Stone's 1983 Album of the Year
Sat, 25 Mar '23
Band with the 1991 hit "Shiny Happy People"
Fri, 6 Jan '23
Stage that you might enter at night
Thu, 8 Sep '22
Kind of cycle
Mon, 2 May '22
Sleep phase
Thu, 14 Apr '22
Band with the 4x platinum albums "Out of Time" and "Monster"
Tue, 11 Jan '22
Sleep stage, in brief
Sun, 19 Dec '21
"The One I Love" band
Thu, 2 Dec '21
"Stand" band, 1989
Sun, 3 Oct '21
Radiation unit
Sun, 13 Jun '21
Sleep stage
Sun, 9 May '21
___ state
Wed, 28 Apr '21
"Out of Time" band