Absence of nystagmus during REM sleep in patients with vestibular neuritis.

@article{Eisensehr2001AbsenceON,
  title={Absence of nystagmus during REM sleep in patients with vestibular neuritis.},
  author={Ilonka Eisensehr and Soheyl Noachtar and Michael Strupp and Huberta von Lindeiner and Thomas Brandt and Ulrich B{\"u}ttner},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={386-9}
}
Saccades, including fast phases of nystagmus, disappear during drowsiness and non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, but are present during the alert state and REM sleep. The purpose of this study was to determine whether spontaneous nystagmus is present in patients with vestibular neuritis during REM sleep. Eight patients with spontaneous nystagmus due to vestibular neuritis and eight control patients without any nystagmus underwent at least one night of polysomnography. Fast phases of nystagmus… CONTINUE READING