Sleep architecture and attenuated heart rate response to arousal from sleep in patients with autonomic failure.

@article{Freilich2010SleepAA,
  title={Sleep architecture and attenuated heart rate response to arousal from sleep in patients with autonomic failure.},
  author={Simon Freilich and Elizabeth Anne Goff and Anura S.N. Malaweera and Gillian L Twigg and Anita Kay Simonds and Christopher J. Mathias and Mary J. Morrell},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={87-92}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if patients with autonomic failure have increased sleep disturbances and if multiple system atrophy (MSA) and pure autonomic failure (PAF) patients have frequent arousals from sleep associated with an attenuated heart rate (HR) response compared to healthy volunteers. METHODS With informed consent, 10 autonomic failure patients and 10 healthy volunteers were studied. Sleep disturbances were scored using standard criteria. Arousals were identified from stage 2 sleep and… CONTINUE READING

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