Acute reversal of the sleep-waking cycle in man. Effect on sleep stage patterns.
Weitzman-ED; Kripke-DF; Goldmacher-D; McGregor-P; Nogeire-C
Arch Neurol 1970 Jun; 22(6):483-489
Changes in sleep pattern are studied in young adults subjected to an acute inversion of sleep-waking cycles. A significant increase in waking and a decrease in REM sleep time occurred during the inverted sleep period, with disruption of the usual sequence and length of all sleep stages. The basic 90-100 minute cycling is the only factor unaltered during inversion of sleep-waking cycles.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Physiological-effects; Circadian-rhythms; Neurophysiology
Division of Neurology Montefiore Hosp and Med Center Division of Neurology Bronx, N Y 10467
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
Archives of Neurology
Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, New York, New York