Dream Deprivation: an Experimental Reappraisal

@article{Kales1964DreamDA,
  title={Dream Deprivation: an Experimental Reappraisal},
  author={Anthony Kales and F S Hoedemaker and Allan Jacobson and Edward Lichtenstein},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1964},
  volume={204},
  pages={1337-1338}
}
DEMENT1, using the rapid eye movement method of dream detection, prevented subjects from dreaming on five successive nights by awakening them at the onset of each rapid eye movement period (REMP). The results included a steady increase in the forced awakenings necessary during the deprivation period, a marked increase in the percentage of dream time when subjects were allowed to sleep undisturbed and certain behavioural changes summarized as “anxiety, irritability, and difficulty in… CONTINUE READING