Physiological sleep-dependent changes in arterial blood pressure: central autonomic commands and baroreflex control.

@article{Silvani2008PhysiologicalSC,
  title={Physiological sleep-dependent changes in arterial blood pressure: central autonomic commands and baroreflex control.},
  author={Alessandro Silvani},
  journal={Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 9},
  pages={987-94}
}
Sleep is a heterogeneous behaviour. As a first approximation, it is subdivided objectively into two states: non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREMS) and rapid eye movement sleep (REMS). The mean value and variability of arterial blood pressure (ABP) decrease physiologically from wakefulness to NREMS. In REMS, there may be a further decrease or increase in mean ABP as well as phasic hypertensive events, which enhance the variability of ABP. The reduced mean ABP during NREMS results from a decrease… CONTINUE READING

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