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Rapid eye movements, muscle twitches and sawtooth waves in the sleep of narcoleptic patients and controls

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Geisler, Peter ; Meier-Ewert, K. ; Matsubayshi, K.
Date of publication of this fulltext: 23 May 2011 06:27


Seventeen unmedicated patients with narcolepsy-cataplexy and 17 age- and sex-matched controls were recorded polygraphically for 3 consecutive nights. Rapid eye movements (REMs), m. mentalis twitches and sawtooth waves in the EEG were visually scored. REM and twitch densities during REM sleep were significantly higher in the patients than in the controls. The distribution pattern of REMs and ...


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