Spontaneous nystagmus across the sleep-wake cycle in vegetative state patients.

  title={Spontaneous nystagmus across the sleep-wake cycle in vegetative state patients.},
  author={C R Gordon and Arie S Oksenberg},
  journal={Electroencephalography and clinical neurophysiology},
  volume={86 2},
The presence of spontaneous CNS nystagmus during wakefulness was documented for the first time in 6 vegetative-state (VS) patients. Nystagmus of smaller amplitude as compared to the awake state was consistently detected in each patient during stage 1 of sleep. There was complete absence of nystagmus during stage 2 and slow wave sleep (SWS) in all the patients. Clear nystagmus episodes were observed during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep in all patients. Some nystagmus episodes followed rapid eye… CONTINUE READING
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