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Review
. 2006 Mar;6(2):149-55.
doi: 10.1007/s11910-996-0038-3.

Neuroimaging of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

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Neuroimaging of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

Eric A Nofzinger. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. .

Abstract

Herein are presented the results of research in the area of sleep neuroimaging over the past year. Significant work has been performed to clarify the basic mechanisms of sleep in humans. New studies also extend prior observations regarding altered brain activation in response to sleep deprivation by adding information regarding vulnerability to sleep deprivation and regarding the influence of task difficulty on aberrant responses. Studies in sleep disorder medicine have yielded significant findings in insomnia, depression, and restless legs syndrome. Extensive advances have been made in the area of sleep apnea where physiologic challenges have been used to probe brain activity in the pathophysiology of sleep apnea syndrome.

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