Photoperiod influences the distribution of sleep and waking and electroencephalogram (EEG) power density in the Djungarian hamster. In an experimental procedure combining short photoperiod (SP) and low ambient temperature, the light-dark difference in the amount of sleep was decreased, and the changes in slow-wave activity (SWA) (mean EEG power density between 0.75 and 4.0 Hz) in nonrapid eye movement (NREM) sleep within 24 h were abolished. These findings, obtained in three different groups ...Expand abstract
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Long photoperiod restores the 24-h rhythm of sleep and EEG slow-wave activity in the Djungarian hamster (Phodopus sungorus).
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