Pier Luigi Parmeggiani

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This review describes the systemic physiological phenomena characterizing the interaction between thermoregulatory and sleep processes in the adult mammal. Homeostatic thermoregulation is preserved across the behavioral states of quiet wakefulness and non-rapid eye movement sleep notwithstanding state-dependent differences in threshold and gain of effector(More)
This study was carried out in order to further test the hypothesis that the occurrence of REM sleep in the rat in the form of episodes separated by long intervals (single REM sleep episodes) and by short intervals (sequential REM sleep episodes) is differently influenced by changes in both sleep and ambient related processes. Rats were studied during the(More)
Hypothalamic temperature during complete and incomplete sleep cycles (slow wave sleep followed by fast wave sleep and slow wave sleep followed by arousal, respectively) has been studied in freely moving cats at 20 degrees C and 0 degrees C ambient temperatures. The results show that sleep and thermoregulatory processes interact and, at 0 degrees C ambient(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Exposure to low ambient temperature (Ta) depresses REM sleep (REMS) occurrence. In this study, both short and long-term homeostatic aspects of REMS regulation were analyzed during cold exposure and during subsequent recovery at Ta 24 degrees C. DESIGN EEG activity, hypothalamic temperature, and motor activity were studied during a 24-h(More)
The roles of metabolic heat production, arterial blood flow and temperature in the genesis of the brain temperature increase related to REM sleep occurrence in several mammalian species are discussed on the basis of available experimental evidence. The experimental data show that only changes in arterial blood flow and temperature consistently underlie the(More)