William Moorcroft

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In summary, although actigraphy is not as accurate as PSG for determining some sleep measurements, studies are in general agreement that actigraphy, with its ability to record continuously for long time periods, is more reliable than sleep logs which rely on the patients' recall of how many times they woke up or how long they slept during the night and is(More)
The ability to awaken oneself from sleep at a preselected time without external means (such as alarm clocks) was studied using, first, subjective and, second, objective methods. First, in a telephone survey of 269 unselected adults, over one-half said that they never use an alarm clock (or other external means) or always awaken before it. Another 24% said(More)
ACTIGRAPHY HAS BEEN USED TO STUDY SLEEP/WAKE PATTERNS FOR OVER 20 YEARS. The advantage of actigraphy over traditional polysomnography (PSG) is that actigraphy can conveniently record continuously for 24-hours a day for days, weeks or even longer. In 1995, Sadeh et al.,1 under the auspices of the American Sleep Disorders Association (now called the American(More)
William Moorcroft, wandering in the Himalayas early in the nineteenth century, concealed his spirit for adventure behind a sober rationale. Climbing a mountain "Because it is there," in George Leigh-Mallory's famous phrase, may be reason enough in the twentieth century, but to Moorcroft and his AngloIndian contemporaries it would have seemed an inadequate(More)
The 2-week-old rat has frequently been reported to be hyperactive; however, the causes of this are disputed. In 3 experiments, with split-litter designs, the following possibilities were eliminated as causative factors: (a) body temperature; (b) nest seeking; and (c) maturation of peripheral sensory, motor, and endocrine systems. In contrast, the isolated(More)