Development of Circadian Sleep Regulation in the Rat: A Longitudinal Study Under Constant Conditions.

Study Objectives To better understand the development of sleep, we characterized the development of circadian rhythms in sleep and wakefulness in the artificially-reared, isolated rat pup using an experimental design that minimized the effects of maternal separation. Methods Neonatal rats were reared in constant conditions (dim red light) while… CONTINUE READING