Peripheral vasoconstriction during REM sleep detected by a new plethysmographic method

@article{Lavie2000PeripheralVD,
  title={Peripheral vasoconstriction during REM sleep detected by a new plethysmographic method},
  author={Peretz Lavie and Robert P. Schnall and Jacob Sheffy and Arie Shlitner},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={6},
  pages={606-606}
}
To the editor—Rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep is associated with more sympathetic activation than is NONREM sleep. So far, there are no data regarding vascular tone during REM and NONREM sleep in humans. Using a new plethysmographic technique to measure peripheral arterial tone (PAT), we report here that REM sleep in humans is associated with considerable peripheral vasoconstriction. The apparatus is essentially a plethysmograph that, unlike models now available, is able to envelop the finger up… CONTINUE READING

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