Acute Cortisol Administration Promotes Sleep Intensity in Man

  title={Acute Cortisol Administration Promotes Sleep Intensity in Man},
  author={Elisabeth Friess and Hirokuni Tagaya and Claus Grethe and Lorenz Trachsel and Florian Holsboer},
The neuronal mechanisms of sleep generation, in particular synchronization of brain activity in the process of non-rapid-eye movement (non-REM) sleep, has been elucidated in the past decade. A previous study of our group showed that acute administration of cortisol is known to increase slow-wave sleep and suppress rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep in man. To further elucidate the non-REM sleep-promoting effects of cortisol with respect to the synchronization of cortical activity, it is important… CONTINUE READING
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