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Sleep deprivation in the rat: II. Methodology. Sleep 1989 Feb;12(1):5-12 PMID: 2928625


Methods common to several studies in this series are described. A key feature is a sleep deprivation apparatus in which an experimental and a yoked control rat are housed on opposite sides of a divided disk suspended over shallow water. When the experimental rat enters a "forbidden" sleep stage, the disk is automatically rotated, forcing the experimental rat to walk to avoid being carried into the water. The control rat receives the same physical stimulation but can sleep ad lib when the disk is stationary.

Author List

Bergmann BM, Kushida CA, Everson CA, Gilliland MA, Obermeyer W, Rechtschaffen A


Carol A. Everson PhD Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Cerebral Cortex
Circadian Rhythm
Energy Metabolism
Rats, Inbred Strains
Sleep Deprivation
Sleep Stages

View this publication's entry at the Pubmed website PMID: 2928625
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