Selective SWS suppression does not affect the time course of core body temperature in men

Beersma, D. G. M. & Dijk, D-J., 1992, In : Journal of Sleep Research. 1, 3, p. 201-204 4 p.

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  • Domien G.M. Beersma
  • Derk-Jan Dijk
In eight healthy middle-aged men, sleep and core body temperature were recorded under baseline conditions, during all-night SWS suppression by acoustic stimulation, and during undisturbed recovery sleep. SWS suppression resulted in a marked reduction of sleep stages 3 and 4 but did not affect the time course of core body temperature. These data suggest that sleep stages 3 and 4 of nonREM sleep (i.e. SWS) do not play a major role in the regulation of core body temperature in humans.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-204
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Sleep Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • slow-wave sleep, human, deprivation, body temperature

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