Tsugu Kotorii

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Nine males with sleep apnea DOES syndrome and three males with sleep apnea DIMS syndrome were treated with prosthetic mandibular advancement (PMA). The method uses a prosthesis, which is designed to advance the mandible 3-5 mm to prevent upper airway occlusion during sleep. The apnea index in the obstructive-type apnea and the percentage of time spent in(More)
Salival and serum melatonin levels after melatonin ingestion were measured by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Ingestion of 3 mg melatonin caused a marked increase in serum melatonin (3561+/-1201 pg/mL) within 20 min, followed by a gradual decrease, but the level still remained higher than the basal level at 240 min after the ingestion. The saliva(More)
Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a parasomnia with clinical symptoms that include punching, kicking, yelling and leaping out of bed in sleep. Polysomnographic (PSG) finding showed REM sleep without muscle atonia. Clonazepam is generally used for treating RBD symptoms but melatonin was reported to be effective so we reconfirmed the effect(More)
A sleep survey was conducted on 8162 citizens. The cumulative experience rate of sleep paralysis was 39.6%. The initial occurrence of sleep paralysis peaked at age 16 years. In addition to being higher in young people than in older subjects, the incidence of sleep paralysis was also higher among women than among men, and was significantly higher among shift(More)
We investigated the effects of human corticotropin-releasing hormone (hCRH) on the sleep structure and body temperature rhythms of seven healthy young men. Polysomnographic recordings were obtained and body temperatures were monitored continuously for 48 h in each subject following the intravenous administration of saline or of 100 micrograms hCRH. The(More)
Total sleep deprivation (TSD) was performed for one night with 11 healthy male students and three-consecutive-recovery night-sleep was recorded. Special attention was paid to the analysis of the individual difference in SWS(min, %) on the baseline and recovery nights. The total sleep time increased on the first recovery night compared to the baseline, but(More)
Delirium tremens frequently ends with behaviorally deep sleep after which the patient has usually recovered from the withdrawal state. This sleep has been called "terminal sleep" or "critical sleep". In the present study terminal sleep was investigated in 14 chronic alcoholics. Polysomnographic recordings were undertaken during terminal sleep and the(More)
The effect of amitriptyline and haloperidol on REM sleep was investigated in healthy human adults, with special attention to individual variations in these drugs' effects. In addition, an investigation was made of the rebound elevation of REM sleep occurring on the following night of partial differential REM deprivation (PDRD), again with emphasis being(More)