Identification of the transmitter and receptor mechanisms responsible for REM sleep paralysis.

@article{Brooks2012IdentificationOT,
  title={Identification of the transmitter and receptor mechanisms responsible for REM sleep paralysis.},
  author={Patricia L. Brooks and John H. Peever},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={32 29},
  pages={9785-95}
}
During REM sleep the CNS is intensely active, but the skeletal motor system is paradoxically forced into a state of muscle paralysis. The mechanisms that trigger REM sleep paralysis are a matter of intense debate. Two competing theories argue that it is caused by either active inhibition or reduced excitation of somatic motoneuron activity. Here, we identify the transmitter and receptor mechanisms that function to silence skeletal muscles during REM sleep. We used behavioral… CONTINUE READING
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