e-ISSN : 2347-2677, p-ISSN : 2394-0522
Parul Yadav and Vikas Yadav
Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep deprivation methods are extremely important in understanding the importance, mechanisms and effects of REM sleep on animals. A good sleep deprivation technique selectively abolishes the desired stage of sleep without a significant effect on the other stages, does not stress the experimental animals, is humane, limits the contact between the experimenter and experimental animals and allows sleep deprivation for the desired length of time without stressing the experimenter. Many different methods have been developed to study this phase of sleep, each with its own advantages and limitations. Of these, the disk over water method and the flower pot method (and its variants) are the most popular methods for sleep deprivation studies in adult animals. Laboratory shaker method has been developed for sleep deprivation in neonatal animals.
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