REM Sleep: Characteristics, Disorders and Physiological Effects

Chelsea L. Saylor (Editor)

Series: Sleep – Physiology, Functions, Dreaming and Disorders
BISAC: MED075000



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Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Rapid eye movement (REM) is a cyclical sleep period, occurring in intervals of 90-120 minutes during the night, occupying approximately 20-25% of total sleep time. During REM sleep, there is active inhibition of muscle activity, leading to complete or near complete atonia. This is a complex process generated by the interplay of multiple neurotransmitter systems, with a decrease in excitatory activity and increase in the inhibitory glycinergic and GABAergic premotor neuronal input to motor neurons. This book discusses the characteristics, disorders and physiological effects of REM sleep. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Chapter 1 - The Role of REM Sleep in Emotional Memory and Affective Reactivity in Humans (pp. 1-28)
Tony J. Cunningham, Enmanuelle Pardilla-Delgado, Sara E. Alger and Jessica D. Payne (University of Notre Dame, Department of Psychology, IN, USA)

Chapter 2 - Muscle Tone Control of REM Sleep (pp. 29-54)
Daniel A. Barone, MD and Ana C. Krieger, MD (Weill Cornell Center for Sleep Medicine, New York, NY, USA)

Chapter 3 - REM Sleep Function: Data from the Study of REM Sleep in Depression (pp. 55-66)
J.-P. Fresco,and S. H. Launois (Centre Santé et Sommeil, Grenoble, France, and others)

Chapter 4 - Neural Regulation of REMS: Critical Role of GABA-ergic Inhibition (pp. 67-98)
Birendra Nath Mallick, Abhishek Singh, Amit Ranjan and Hemant Kumar Srivastava (School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi, India)


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