Effects of sleep interruption on REM-NREM cycle in nocturnal human sleep.

  title={Effects of sleep interruption on REM-NREM cycle in nocturnal human sleep.},
  author={Akio Miyasita and Kazuhiko Fukuda and Maki Inugami},
  journal={Electroencephalography and clinical neurophysiology},
  volume={73 2},
Forty-four normal male students, aged 18-23 years were studied. After adaptation and baseline night (BN), 3 or 4 consecutive nights were interrupted by a forced awakening (10-90 min) once a night (ENs). Subjects (Ss) were awakened after they had slept for the first sleep cycle plus 20 min of NREM sleep in the 2nd cycle. The REM latencies following return to sleep showed a bimodal distribution separated by 25-30 min. The ENs were divided into 2 clusters: SOREMP (sleep onset REM period) and non… CONTINUE READING
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