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Recovery sleep following different visual conditions during total sleep deprivation in man.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  179625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The findings of visual impairment during total sleep deprivation were used as a basis for a possible link between vision and sleep. It was proposed that the level of visual load imposed during sleep deprivation was an important variable, and would have a substantial effect upon recovery sleep. Six young male subjects underwent two conditions of 64 h of sleep deprivation on separate occasions. One condition incorporated a high visual load, and the other a low load. Exercise and sound were balanced. All night sleep EEGs were taken for two baseline nights, and also for two recovery nights following each condition. There was a significant increase of stage 4 on all recovery nights and a REM rebound on the second recovery night. SWS, particularly stage 4, TST and REM density, were significantly greater following the high load. Implications of these findings for sleep theories and for sleep deprivation research are discussed.
J A Horne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biological psychology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0301-0511     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol Psychol     Publication Date:  1976 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-09-01     Completed Date:  1976-09-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375566     Medline TA:  Biol Psychol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-18     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Cortex / physiology
Cognition / physiology
Self Assessment (Psychology)
Sleep / physiology*
Sleep Deprivation*
Sleep Stages / physiology
Sleep, REM / physiology
Time Factors
Visual Perception*

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