Dreaming without REM sleep.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_A5F2AE3DC880
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Dreaming without REM sleep.
Journal
Consciousness and Cognition
Author(s)
Oudiette D., Dealberto M.J., Uguccioni G., Golmard J.L., Merino-Andreu M., Tafti M., Garma L., Schwartz S., Arnulf I.
ISSN
1090-2376 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1053-8100
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
21
Number
3
Pages
1129-1140
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Abstract
To test whether mental activities collected from non-REM sleep are influenced by REM sleep, we suppressed REM sleep using clomipramine 50mg (an antidepressant) or placebo in the evening, in a double blind cross-over design, in 11 healthy young men. Subjects were awakened every hour and asked about their mental activity. The marked (81%, range 39-98%) REM-sleep suppression induced by clomipramine did not substantially affect any aspects of dream recall (report length, complexity, bizarreness, pleasantness and self-perception of dream or thought-like mentation). Since long, complex and bizarre dreams persist even after suppressing REM sleep either partially or totally, it suggests that the generation of mental activity during sleep is independent of sleep stage.
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Web of science
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26/10/2012 18:19
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20/08/2019 15:11
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