paradoxical sleep


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paradoxical sleep

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paradoxical sleep

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(Physiology) physiol sleep that appears to be deep but that is characterized by a brain wave pattern similar to that of wakefulness, rapid eye movements, and heavier breathing
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Noun1.paradoxical sleep - a recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs; a state of rapidly shifting eye movements during sleep
sleep, slumber - a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended; "he didn't get enough sleep last night"; "calm as a child in dreamless slumber"
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[USA], Jan 29 (ANI): A recent study has uncovered a link between paradoxical sleep and genes involved in brain cell death and survival.
The bullied mice showed many more bouts of paradoxical sleep and a flattening of body temperature fluctuations, also an effect seen in people with depression.
Dubray, "Vocalization thresholds related to noxious paw pressure are decreased by paradoxical sleep deprivation and increased after sleep recovery in rat," Neuroscience Letters, vol.
Ghorbani-Shahrbabaki, "Does experimental paradoxical sleep deprivation (EPSD) is an appropriate model for evaluation of cardiovascular complications of obstructive sleep apnea?" Sleep and Breathing, vol.
REMS or paradoxical sleep is characterized by low-voltage rapid EEG activity together with the absence of muscle tone and a significant 0 rhythm (4-9 Hz) (28).
de Mello, "Paradoxical sleep deprivation: neurochemical, hormonal and behavioral alterations.
Their topics include teaching dream interviewing for clinical practice, empirical research and clinical implications of the continuity between waking and dreaming, dream incubating: targeting dreaming to focus on particular issues, finding gender differences in dream reports, dreams as thinking in a different biochemical state, the manifest dream report and clinical change, post-traumatic nightmares from scientific evidence to clinical significance, emerging concepts in nightmare therapy from sleep medicine, positive aspects of the classic nightmare, cross-cultural aspects of extraordinary dreams, and lucid dreaming: metaconsciousness during paradoxical sleep. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
Processing of learned information in paradoxical sleep: Relevance for memory.
For this reason, they call the phase paradoxical sleep....
Exogenous excitation of PPT cholinergic cells can increase wakefulness and/or paradoxical sleep (PS) in a dose-dependent manner (2), while episodes of spontaneous waking and PS are accompanied by increased activity of cholinergic neurons (3,4).