Eyelid movements and mental activity at sleep onset.

  title={Eyelid movements and mental activity at sleep onset.},
  author={JanetD. Rowley and Robert Stickgold and J. Allan Hobson},
  journal={Consciousness and cognition},
  volume={7 1},
The nature and time course of sleep onset (hypnagogic) mentation was studied in the home environment using the Nightcap, a reliable, cost-effective, and relatively noninvasive sleep monitor. The Nightcap, linked to a personal computer, reliably identified sleep onset according to changes in perceived sleepiness and the appearance of hypnagogic dream features. Awakenings were performed by the computer after 15 s to 5 min of sleep as defined by eyelid quiescence. Awakenings from longer periods of… CONTINUE READING


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