Sleep and sleep regulation in the ferret (Mustela putorius furo).

  title={Sleep and sleep regulation in the ferret (Mustela putorius furo).},
  author={Sushil K Jha and Tammi Coleman and Marcos Gabriel Frank},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  volume={172 1},
We investigated sleep-wake (S-W) architecture and sleep regulation in the ferret: a phylogenetically primitive mammal increasingly used in neurobiological studies. Twenty-four hour S-W baseline data were collected in eight adult ferrets. Seven ferrets were then sleep deprived for 6h at the beginning of the light period. Like other placental mammals, ferrets exhibited the main vigilance states of wakefulness, rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep and non-REM (NREM) sleep. Interestingly, the amount of… CONTINUE READING


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