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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)
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)
The active form of vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) has been reported to be effective on sleep-wake rhythm disorders. Previous studies, however, were performed under open trial, and the effect of vitamin B12 has not been properly evaluated. The aim of this double-blind study was to investigate the efficacy of methylcobalamin on delayed sleep phase syndrome(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)
The effects of two kinds of antibiotics, minocycline (MNC) and ampicillin (AB-PC), on human sleep were investigated on 19 healthy male students to test for a relationship between human sleep and protein synthesis. These drugs and placebos were capsulated identically in appearance and were given to the subjects using the single blind method. MNC has been(More)
In subjecting 14 healthy university students to partial differential rapid eye movement (REM) sleep deprivation (PDRD), the compensatory rebound of REM sleep during the next night was determined, and showed fairly substantial individual differences in the increased percentage of REM sleep time. This rate was approximately the same for the same individual(More)
The fact that the elderly are usually aware of early sleep onset and early morning awakening shows that the phase of sleep-wake rhythms in the elderly is more advanced than that in young adults. Since it has been suggested that human sleep onset, morning awakening, sleep period and depth of sleep are highly influenced by body temperature rhythms, rectal(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)