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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434539/sleep-and-sedative-states-induced-by-targeting-the-histamine-and-noradrenergic-systems
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REVIEW
Xiao Yu, Nicholas P Franks, William Wisden
Sedatives target just a handful of receptors and ion channels. But we have no satisfying explanation for how activating these receptors produces sedation. In particular, do sedatives act at restricted brain locations and circuitries or more widely? Two prominent sedative drugs in clinical use are zolpidem, a GABA A receptor positive allosteric modulator, and dexmedetomidine (DEX), a selective α2 adrenergic receptor agonist. By targeting hypothalamic neuromodulatory systems both drugs induce a sleep-like state, but in different ways: zolpidem primarily reduces the latency to NREM sleep, and is a controlled substance taken by many people to help them sleep; DEX produces prominent slow wave activity in the electroencephalogram (EEG) resembling stage 2 NREM sleep, but with complications of hypothermia and lowered blood pressure-it is used for long term sedation in hospital intensive care units-under DEX-induced sedation patients are arousable and responsive, and this drug reduces the risk of delirium...
2018: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432570/insomnia-perchance-a-dream-results-from-a-nrem-rem-sleep-awakening-study-in-good-sleepers-and-patients-with-insomnia
#2
Bernd Feige, Svetoslava Nanovska, Chiara Baglioni, Benedict Bier, Laura Cabrera, Sarah Diemers, Maximilian Quellmalz, Markus Siegel, Ireni Xeni, Andras Szentkiralyi, John-Peter Doerr, Dieter Riemann
Study Objectives: Insomnia disorder (ID) is a frequent sleep disorder coupled with increased risks for somatic and mental illness. While subjective complaints are severe, polysomnography (PSG) parameters show only modest differences between groups. REM sleep as the most aroused sleep state may be especially vulnerable to be perceived as wake. To directly assess possible differences, we determined auditory waking thresholds and sleep perception in ID patients and healthy control subjects (GSC) in N2 and REM sleep...
February 8, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412983/parasomnias-and-sleep-related-movement-disorders-in-older-adults
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REVIEW
Alex Iranzo
Parasomnias and sleep-related movement disorders are important problems in older adults. Sleep paralysis is rare, but may occur in families. In a minority of patients with disorders of arousal, the episodes persist until the age of 70. Zolpidem and other medications may induce sleepwalking and sleep-related eating. Most patients with idiopathic rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder eventually develop Parkinson's disease or dementia with Lewy bodies. Anti-IgLON5 disease includes abnormal behaviors in NREM and REM sleep...
March 2018: Sleep Medicine Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410179/envelope-analysis-links-oscillatory-and-arrhythmic-eeg-activities-to-two-types-of-neuronal-synchronization
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Javier Diaz, Alejandro Bassi, Alex Coolen, Ennio A Vivaldi, Juan-Carlos Letelier
Traditionally, EEG is understood as originating from the synchronous activation of neuronal populations that generate rhythmic oscillations in specific frequency bands. Recently, new neuronal dynamics regimes have been identified (e.g. neuronal avalanches) characterized by irregular or arrhythmic activity. In addition, it is starting to be acknowledged that broadband properties of EEG spectrum (following a 1/f law) are tightly linked to brain function. Nevertheless, there is still no theoretical framework accommodating the coexistence of these two EEG phenomenologies: rhythmic/narrowband and arrhythmic/broadband...
February 1, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402071/sleep-disturbances-as-a-risk-factor-for-stroke
#5
REVIEW
Dae Lim Koo, Hyunwoo Nam, Robert J Thomas, Chang-Ho Yun
Sleep, a vital process of human being, is carefully orchestrated by the brain and consists of cyclic transitions between rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM (NREM) sleep. Autonomic tranquility during NREM sleep is characterized by vagal dominance and stable breathing, providing an opportunity for the cardiovascular-neural axis to restore homeostasis, in response to use, distress or fatigue inflicted during wakefulness. Abrupt irregular swings in sympathovagal balance during REM sleep act as phasic loads on the resting cardiovascular system...
January 2018: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398217/excitatory-pathways-from-the-lateral-habenula-enable-propofol-induced-sedation
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Cigdem Gelegen, Giulia Miracca, Mingzi Z Ran, Edward C Harding, Zhiwen Ye, Xiao Yu, Kyoko Tossell, Catriona M Houston, Raquel Yustos, Edwin D Hawkins, Alexei L Vyssotski, Hailong L Dong, William Wisden, Nicholas P Franks
The lateral habenula has been widely studied for its contribution in generating reward-related behaviors [1, 2]. We have found that this nucleus plays an unexpected role in the sedative actions of the general anesthetic propofol. The lateral habenula is a glutamatergic, excitatory hub that projects to multiple targets throughout the brain, including GABAergic and aminergic nuclei that control arousal [3-5]. When glutamate release from the lateral habenula in mice was genetically blocked, the ability of propofol to induce sedation was greatly diminished...
January 29, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381247/nrem-sleep-eeg-activity-and-procedural-memory-a-comparison-between-young-neurotypical-and-autistic-adults-without-sleep-complaints
#7
Annie-Claude Rochette, Isabelle Soulières, Claude Berthiaume, Roger Godbout
Delta EEG activity (0.75-3.75 Hz) during non-Rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep reflects the thalamo-cortical system contribution to memory consolidation. The functional integrity of this system is thought to be compromised in the Autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This lead us to investigate the topography of NREM sleep Delta EEG activity in young adults with ASD and typically-developed individuals (TYP). The relationship between Delta EEG activity and sensory-motor procedural information was also examined using a rotary pursuit task...
January 30, 2018: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379037/detection-of-time-frequency-and-direction-resolved-communication-within-brain-networks
#8
Barry Crouch, Linda Sommerlade, Peter Veselcic, Gernot Riedel, Björn Schelter, Bettina Platt
Electroencephalography (EEG) records fast-changing neuronal signalling and communication and thus can offer a deep understanding of cognitive processes. However, traditional data analyses which employ the Fast-Fourier Transform (FFT) have been of limited use as they do not allow time- and frequency-resolved tracking of brain activity and detection of directional connectivity. Here, we applied advanced qEEG tools using autoregressive (AR) modelling, alongside traditional approaches, to murine data sets from common research scenarios: (a) the effect of age on resting EEG; (b) drug actions on non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep EEG (pharmaco-EEG); and (c) dynamic EEG profiles during correct vs incorrect spontaneous alternation responses in the Y-maze...
January 29, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367602/regulation-of-rem-and-non-rem-sleep-by-periaqueductal-gabaergic-neurons
#9
Franz Weber, Johnny Phong Hoang Do, Shinjae Chung, Kevin T Beier, Mike Bikov, Mohammad Saffari Doost, Yang Dan
Mammalian sleep consists of distinct rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM (NREM) states. The midbrain region ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (vlPAG) is known to be important for gating REM sleep, but the underlying neuronal mechanism is not well understood. Here, we show that activating vlPAG GABAergic neurons in mice suppresses the initiation and maintenance of REM sleep while consolidating NREM sleep, partly through their projection to the dorsolateral pons. Cell-type-specific recording and calcium imaging reveal that most vlPAG GABAergic neurons are strongly suppressed at REM sleep onset and activated at its termination...
January 24, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29358069/pupil-size-coupling-to-cortical-states-protects-the-stability-of-deep-sleep-via-parasympathetic-modulation
#10
Özge Yüzgeç, Mario Prsa, Robert Zimmermann, Daniel Huber
During wakefulness, pupil diameter can reflect changes in attention, vigilance, and cortical states. How pupil size relates to cortical activity during sleep, however, remains unknown. Pupillometry during natural sleep is inherently challenging since the eyelids are usually closed. Here, we present a novel head-fixed sleep paradigm in combination with infrared back-illumination pupillometry (iBip) allowing robust tracking of pupil diameter in sleeping mice. We found that pupil size can be used as a reliable indicator of sleep states and that cortical activity becomes tightly coupled to pupil size fluctuations during non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep...
January 11, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346627/severe-and-protracted-sleep-disruptions-in-mouse-model-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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Rishi Sharma, Pradeep Sahota, Mahesh M Thakkar
Increasing evidences suggest that the predator threat model is a valid animal model of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, sleep has never been examined in this model. Since sleep disturbances, including insomnia and excessive daytime sleepiness, are severe and protracted symptoms of PTSD, we hypothesized that mice exposed to predator odor trauma (POT) will display contextual fear conditioning along with severe and protracted sleep disruptions.Adult male C57BL/6J mice, instrumented with wire electrodes [to record hippocampal field potentials (LFP) and nuchal muscle (EMG) activity], were exposed to contextual conditioning using soiled cat litter as unconditional stimulus (US)...
January 13, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325332/-gender-differences-of-rem-related-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome
#12
M Xie, R Ren, J M He, X F Xue, T M Li, L Tan, F Lei, X D Tang, L H Yang
Objective: To explore the gender differences of rapid-eye-movement (REM) related obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). Methods: Consecutive patients with primary complaint of snoring from Sleep Medicine Center of West China Hospital between January 2016 and November 2016 were included in the study. All participants underwent one night polysomnography (PSG) and Epworth sleep scale (ESS) was estimated. The patients diagnosed with OSAHS were classified as REM related OSAHS (REM-OSAHS group) and non-rapid-eye-movement (NREM) related OSAHS (NREM-OSAHS group) based on the PSG parameters...
December 26, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325115/fast-sleep-spindle-density-is-associated-with-rs4680-val108-158met-genotype-of-catechol-o-methyltransferase-comt
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Claudia Schilling, Lena Gappa, Michael Schredl, Fabian Streit, Jens Treutlein, Josef Frank, Michael Deuschle, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Marcella Rietschel, Stephanie H Witt
Study Objectives: Sleep spindles are a hallmark of NREM stage 2 sleep. Fast sleep spindles correlate with cognitive functioning, and are reduced in schizophrenia. Although spindles are highly genetically determined, distinct genetic mechanisms influencing sleep spindle activity have not been identified so far. Spindles are generated within a thalamo-cortical network. Dopaminergic neurotransmission modulates activity within this network and importantly depends on activity of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT)...
January 6, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321683/dual-function-of-thalamic-low-vigilance-state-oscillations-rhythm-regulation-and-plasticity
#14
REVIEW
Vincenzo Crunelli, Magor L Lőrincz, William M Connelly, François David, Stuart W Hughes, Régis C Lambert, Nathalie Leresche, Adam C Errington
During inattentive wakefulness and non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, the neocortex and thalamus cooperatively engage in rhythmic activities that are exquisitely reflected in the electroencephalogram as distinctive rhythms spanning a range of frequencies from <1 Hz slow waves to 13 Hz alpha waves. In the thalamus, these diverse activities emerge through the interaction of cell-intrinsic mechanisms and local and long-range synaptic inputs. One crucial feature, however, unifies thalamic oscillations of different frequencies: repetitive burst firing driven by voltage-dependent Ca2+ spikes...
February 2018: Nature Reviews. Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304420/local-changes-in-computational-non-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-depth-in-infants
#15
Anna-Liisa Satomaa, Outi Saarenpää-Heikkilä, Eero Huupponen, Turkka Kirjavainen, Juhani Heinonen, Sari-Leena Himanen
OBJECTIVE: Deep NREM sleep and its hallmark EEG phenomenon slow wave activity (SWA) are under homeostatic control in adults. SWA is also locally regulated as it increases in the brain areas that have been used intensively. Moreover, in children, SWA is a marker of cortical maturation. In the present study the local properties of NREM sleep depth were evaluated using the quantitative mean frequency method. We aimed to study if age is related to NREM sleep depth in young infants. In addition, we studied if young infants have local differences in their NREM sleep...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304108/a-four-state-markov-model-of-sleep-wakefulness-dynamics-along-light-dark-cycle-in-mice
#16
Leonel Perez-Atencio, Nicolas Garcia-Aracil, Eduardo Fernandez, Luis C Barrio, Juan A Barios
Behavioral states alternate between wakefulness (wk), rapid eye movement (rem) and non-rem (nrem) sleep at time scale of hours i.e., light and dark cycle rhythms and from several tens of minutes to seconds (i.e., brief awakenings during sleep). Using statistical analysis of bout duration, Markov chains of sleep-wk dynamics and quantitative EEG analysis, we evaluated the influence of light/dark (ld) changes on brain function along the sleep-wk cycle. Bout duration (bd) histograms and Kaplan-Meier (km) survival curves of wk showed a bimodal statistical distribution, suggesting that two types of wk do exist: brief-wk (wkb) and long-wk (wkl)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288749/enhanced-wakefulness-following-lesions-of-a-mesopontine-locus-essential-for-the-induction-of-general-anesthesia
#17
Sa'ar Lanir-Azaria, Guy Meiri, Tamir Avigdor, Anne Minert, Marshall Devor
The induction of general anesthesia shares many features with the transition from wakefulness to non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, suggesting that the two types of brain-state transition are orchestrated by a common neuronal mechanism. Previous studies revealed a brainstem locus, the mesopontine tegmental anesthesia area (MPTA), that is of singular importance for anesthetic induction. Microinjection there of GABAergic anesthetics induces rapid loss-of-consciousness and lesions render the animal relatively insensitive to anesthetics administered systemically...
December 27, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277652/transient-synchronization-of-hippocampo-striato-thalamo-cortical-networks-during-sleep-spindle-oscillations-induces-motor-memory-consolidation
#18
Arnaud Boutin, Basile Pinsard, Arnaud Boré, Julie Carrier, Stuart M Fogel, Julien Doyon
Sleep benefits motor memory consolidation. This mnemonic process is thought to be mediated by thalamo-cortical spindle activity during NREM-stage2 sleep episodes as well as changes in striatal and hippocampal activity. However, direct experimental evidence supporting the contribution of such sleep-dependent physiological mechanisms to motor memory consolidation in humans is lacking. In the present study, we combined EEG and fMRI sleep recordings following practice of a motor sequence learning (MSL) task to determine whether spindle oscillations support sleep-dependent motor memory consolidation by transiently synchronizing and coordinating specialized cortical and subcortical networks...
December 22, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273758/the-sleep-eeg-spectrum-is-a-sexually-dimorphic-marker-of-general-intelligence
#19
Péter P Ujma, Boris N Konrad, Ferenc Gombos, Péter Simor, Adrián Pótári, Lisa Genzel, Marcel Pawlowski, Axel Steiger, Róbert Bódizs, Martin Dresler
The shape of the EEG spectrum in sleep relies on genetic and anatomical factors and forms an individual "EEG fingerprint". Spectral components of EEG were shown to be connected to mental ability both in sleep and wakefulness. EEG sleep spindle correlates of intelligence, however, exhibit a sexual dimorphism, with a more pronounced association to intelligence in females than males. In a sample of 151 healthy individuals, we investigated how intelligence is related to spectral components of full-night sleep EEG, while controlling for the effects of age...
December 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249289/old-brains-come-uncoupled-in-sleep-slow-wave-spindle-synchrony-brain-atrophy-and-forgetting
#20
Randolph F Helfrich, Bryce A Mander, William J Jagust, Robert T Knight, Matthew P Walker
The coupled interaction between slow-wave oscillations and sleep spindles during non-rapid-eye-movement (NREM) sleep has been proposed to support memory consolidation. However, little evidence in humans supports this theory. Moreover, whether such dynamic coupling is impaired as a consequence of brain aging in later life, contributing to cognitive and memory decline, is unknown. Combining electroencephalography (EEG), structural MRI, and sleep-dependent memory assessment, we addressed these questions in cognitively normal young and older adults...
January 3, 2018: Neuron
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