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DHEA and REM sleep

James Howard phis at sprynet.com
Mon Jul 29 03:48:38 EST 1996

(This is a repost; I cannot see my own posts.  Sprynet is changing
news server.  Please be patient with me.  If you respond to this,
please email me your post at the same time.  Thanks, JMH)

I have posted a number of times to these groups concerning how my work
explains phenomena related to their specific interests.  (For those
who do not remember, my principle idea deals with how genes are
activated; this is why I am able to produce subordinate hypotheses in
so many areas.)  I just found the following material that directly
supports my theory of sleep.  This pertains directly to the interests
of some of these groups; for those not directly affected, may I
suggest you read my theory of sleep at http://www.naples.net/~nfn03605
on the web.  You may find this interesting and find that it indirectly
supports other hypotheses coming from the same principle idea.

"DHEA Administration Increases Rapid Eye Movement Sleep and EEG Power
in the Sigma Frequency Range"  E. Friess, et al., American Journal of
Physiology 1995; 268: E107-113

"...DHEA administration induced a significant (P<0.05) increase in
rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, whereas all other sleep variables
remained unchanged compared with the placebo condition.  Spectral
analysis of five selected EEG revealed significantly (P<0.05) enhanced
EEG activity in the sigma frequency range during REM sleep in the
first 2-h sleep period after DHEA administration."

James Howard

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