The temporal relation between HGH release and sleep stage changes at nocturnal sleep onset in man.
Pawel-MA; Sassin-JF; Weitzman-ED
Life Sci 1972 Jun; 11(12)(Pt 1):587-593
The temporal pattern of growth-hormone (9002726) release at sleep onset was studied in six adult human subjects by frequent blood sampling combined with polygraphic sleep recording. Human-growth- hormone, or HGH, release was associated with sleep onset but not with the transition from waking to sleep. Delta activity consistently preceded the first elevation of plasma HGH.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Endocrine-function; Blood-tests; Development; Physiological-factors; Physiological-response; Pituitary-functions
Division of Neurology Montefiore Hosp and Med Center Division of Neurology Bronx, N Y 10467
Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, New York, New York