Nobuyuki Okudaira

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In our previous study, an air mattress with three series of air cells with inflation pressure, that was increased/decreased in time interval of 20 min, did not affect sleep quality and quantity, although the relative and absolute humidity inside the bedding was kept significantly higher than that of a Futon. The purpose of this study was to confirm the(More)
The purpose of this study was to elucidate the effects of acute hypobaric hypoxia on nocturnal sleep architecture and respiratory responses in a hypobaric simulator. Five healthy young males (19-23 years old) were recruited to sleep for 8 h at sea level and at simulated altitudes of 1,500, 3,000, and 4,000 m in the simulator (61.2 m3, 20 degrees C, and 60%(More)
Butoctamide hydrogen succinate (BAHS), which is related to an organic compound naturally occurring in CSF, has been demonstrated to increase REM sleep in cats and yound adults. In the present study, BAHS was confirmed also to increase REM sleep in healthy aged subjects. The subjects were six females (68–77 years of age). The experiment covered 8 consecutive(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a truss mattress upon sleep and bed climate. The truss mattress which has been designed to decrease the pressure and bed climate humidity was tested. Six healthy female volunteers with a mean age of 23.3 years, served as subjects. The experiment was carried out under two conditions: a truss mattress(More)
Butoctamide hydrogen succinate (BAHS), related to an organic compound naturally occurring in the central nervous system (CNS), has been shown to increase REM sleep in chronically prepared cats. In the present study, we confirmed that BAHS increases REM sleep in healthy humans. The subjects were six males whose mean age was 21 years and the experiment(More)
Bedroom and bed climate of the elderly in a nursing home were surveyed. Twenty-two elderly subjects were divided into four groups depending on their Activity of Daily Living (ADL) and gender. The four groups were: male and female subjects with almost no problems in daily life and an ADL score higher than 5 [H males, H females] and male and female subjects(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of an air mattress upon sleep and bed climate. This air mattress, which employs a pump and timer to increase or decrease the inflation pressure in order to cure and prevent decubitus was tested. Six healthy female volunteers, aged 18 to 23, served as subjects. The experiments were carried out under(More)
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