Brain prolactin is involved in stress-induced REM sleep rebound.

  title={Brain prolactin is involved in stress-induced REM sleep rebound.},
  author={Ricardo Borges Machado and Murilo Ramos Rocha and Deborah Suchecki},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
REM sleep rebound is a common behavioural response to some stressors and represents an adaptive coping strategy. Animals submitted to multiple, intermittent, footshock stress (FS) sessions during 96h of REM sleep deprivation (REMSD) display increased REM sleep rebound (when compared to the only REMSD ones, without FS), which is correlated to high plasma prolactin levels. To investigate whether brain prolactin plays a role in stress-induced REM sleep rebound two experiments were carried out. In… CONTINUE READING
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