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The effect of lithium on slow wave sleep (SWS) was studied in ten normal male volunteers using home based cassette sleep recording and automatic sleep stage analysis. Lithium increased SWS, an effect consistent with a reduction in brain 5-HT2 receptor function.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Psychopharmacology (Berl)

Publication Date

1989

Volume

98

Pages

139 - 140

Keywords

Adult, Electroencephalography, Humans, Lithium, Male, Receptors, Serotonin, Sleep, Sleep Stages