Sleep-wake patterns of intact and carotid sinus nerve sectioned rats during hypoxia.

@article{Ryan1982SleepwakePO,
  title={Sleep-wake patterns of intact and carotid sinus nerve sectioned rats during hypoxia.},
  author={Andrew Ryan and David Megirian},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={1982},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={1-10}
}
Six male rats breathed 21 an 10% O2 before and after carotid sinus nerve (CSN) section. Polygraphic recording techniques were used to monitor sleep and wakefulness. The effects that these gas mixtures had on the rats' sleep-wake pattern (SWP) were studied. The SWP of CSN sectioned rats breathing 21% O2 was unchanged compared with that of intact rats. While breathing 10% O2, the intact rats' SWP was altered dramatically. Paradoxical sleep (PS) was absent on the first day's exposure to hypoxia… CONTINUE READING