Selective sleep deprivation after daily torpor in the Djungarian hamster.

Abstract

Sleep, daily torpor and hibernation are no longer considered homologous processes. Animals emerging from these states spend most of their time in sleep. After termination of the torpor-associated hypothermia, there is an initial high electroenecephalogram (EEG) slow-wave activity (SWA; 0.75-4.0 Hz) and a subsequent monotonic decline. Both of these features… (More)

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