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Psychophysiological insomnia: the behavioural model and a neurocognitive perspective
A number of paradoxes are apparent in the assessment and treatment of psychophysiological insomnia and sleep state misperception. Three of these paradoxes exist as discrepancies betweenExpand
The flower pot technique of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep deprivation.
Abstract This technique of REM sleep deprivation may make data interpretation difficult because it can lack selectivity, and because controls may suppress some REM sleep. To correct theseExpand
Characteristics and outcomes of patients who self-extubate from ventilatory support: a case-control study.
OBJECTIVE To identify factors associated with the occurrence of deliberate self-extubation and to describe associated patient outcomes. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING ICUs of a nationalExpand
Speaking, thinking, and blinking
The effect of several mental tasks on the spontaneous eye blink rate in 36 normals was examined. The blink rate during silence was 19.0 blinks/minute. This was significantly lower than the mean blinkExpand
The experience of insomnia and daytime and nightime functioning
Ten insomniacs and matched control subjects, in whom major physiologic disorders such as sleep apnea and nocturnal myoclonus were ruled out, underwent studies of sleep, temperature, motor activity,Expand
Sleep in fall/winter seasonal affective disorder: effects of light and changing seasons.
Disturbances of sleep are a hallmark of seasonal affective disorders (SAD), as they are of other mood disorders. Fall/winter SAD patients most often report hypersomnia. Among responses of 293 SADExpand
Growth hormone neurosecretory dysfunction. A treatable cause of short stature.
Pulsatile growth hormone (GH) secretion was assessed in a subgroup of short children to determine whether they had GH secretory abnormalities, and these results were compared with those of normal andExpand
The sleep of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Fourteen patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) were studied with all-night sleep EEG recordings. Nine of these patients reported abnormal sleep patterns before the polygraphic study.Expand
Sleep disturbance in chronic fatigue syndrome.
Sleep and fatigue characteristics were evaluated in 72 patients who met major criteria for the chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), 57 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients preselected for fatigue complaints,Expand
The relationship of sedation to deliberate self-extubation.
STUDY OBJECTIVES To evaluate the relationship between sedative therapy and self-extubation in a large medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU). DESIGN Retrospective, case-controlled study. Expand