Heart rate variability: a tool to explore the sleeping brain?

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Chouchou, Florian; Desseilles, Martin;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Neuroscience, volume 8 (issn: 1662-4548, eissn: 1662-453X)
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  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC4263095, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00402
  • Subject: Sleep | emotion | : Psychiatrie [Sciences de la santé humaine] | heart rate variability | : Psychiatry [Human health sciences] | ANS | REM sleep | Non-REM sleep | Mini Review Article | Neurology
    mesheuropmc: psychological phenomena and processes | musculoskeletal, neural, and ocular physiology

Sleep is divided into two main sleep stages: (1) non-rapid eye movement sleep (non-REMS), characterized among others by reduced global brain activity; and (2) rapid eye movement sleep (REMS), characterized by global brain activity similar to that of wakefulness. Results... View more
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