Mechanisms of sleep control.

TitleMechanisms of sleep control.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsSiegel JM
JournalJ Clin Neurophysiol
Date Published1990 Jan
KeywordsAnimals, Brain, Electroencephalography, Humans, Sleep Stages, Sleep, REM

Neurons in the dorsolateral pontine reticular formation, in interaction with other brainstem and forebrain regions, generate the basic phenomena of rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep. Non-REM sleep is the product of multiple control mechanisms in the forebrain and brainstem. Despite considerable progress in the identification of generation mechanisms, the functions of sleep remain a mystery. I hypothesize that REM sleep has a role in the regulation of receptor sensitivity in the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Alternate JournalJ Clin Neurophysiol
PubMed ID2406284
Grant ListHL41370 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
MH43811 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
NS14610 / NS / NINDS NIH HHS / United States