Growth hormone-releasing factor enhances sleep in rats and rabbits.

@article{Obl1988GrowthHF,
  title={Growth hormone-releasing factor enhances sleep in rats and rabbits.},
  author={Ferenc Ob{\'a}l and P{\'e}ter Alf{\"o}ldi and Alan B. Cady and Laura Johannsen and Gyula S{\'a}ry and James M. Krueger},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={255 2 Pt 2},
  pages={R310-6}
}
Previously, it was suggested that a hypothalamic mechanism links somatotropin [growth hormone (GH)] secretion to sleep regulation, and this may explain the temporal correlation between GH release and nonrapid eye movement sleep (NREMS) on sleep onset. The purpose of these experiments was to study whether growth hormone-releasing factor (GRF), a hypothalamic peptide responsible for stimulation of GH secretion, also has the capacity to promote sleep in rats and rabbits. Artificial cerebrospinal… CONTINUE READING