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Lecture – 3 Dr. Zahoor Ali Shaikh. SLEEP AND EEG. SLEEP. What is Sleep ? Sleep is active process. It consist of two processes. 1. Non-Rapid Eye Movement (NREM) or slow wave sleep 2. Rapid Eye Movement (REM) or paradoxical sleep. What is Consciousness?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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SLEEP AND EEGLecture 3Dr. Zahoor Ali Shaikh1SLEEPWhat is Sleep ?Sleep is active process. It consist of two processes. 1. Non-Rapid Eye Movement (NREM) or slow wave sleep 2. Rapid Eye Movement (REM) or paradoxical sleep 2What is Consciousness?It is awareness of external world or surrounding.

Level of Consciousness (states in decreasing order)Maximum alertnessWakefulness SleepComa3Level of ConsciousnessMaximum alertness It depends on high activity level of central nervous system, reticular activating system (RAS).

WakefulnessAwake person is aware of surrounding.

4Level of ConsciousnessSleepSleep is an active process, brain overall activity is not reduced. Sleeping people are not consciously aware of surrounding, but they have inward conscious experience e.g. dreams. They can be aroused by external stimuli e.g. alarm.

ComaIt is total unresponsiveness of a living person to external stimuli due to brain damage that interferes with RAS or severe depression of cerebral cortex.

5RETICULAR FORMATIONWhat is Reticular Formation?It is network of interconnected neurons, which run through the entire brain-stem and into the thalamus.Reticular formation receives all incoming sensory synaptic input.Ascending fibers originating from reticular formation carry signals upwards to arouse and activate the cerebral cortex. These fibers are called Reticular Activating System.67

Reticular Activating SystemRETICULAR FORMATIONRAS controls the cortical alertness.Fibers descending from cortex especially motor cortex can activate RAS.Centers that govern sleep are within the brain-stem, but recent evidence suggest that the center for slow sleep (NREM) lie in the hypothalamus.8SLEEPTwo types of Sleep i). NREM Sleep or slow wave sleep ii). REM sleep or paradoxical sleep

They are characterized by different EEG patterns and different behavior.

We will discuss each one.9i). NREM Sleep or slow wave sleepSlow wave sleep has four stages.Each stage showing progressively slower EEG waves of high amplitude, hence it is called Slow wave sleep.Stages are called: Stage I Stage II Stage III Stage IV10NREM Sleep or slow wave sleepStage IAt one set of sleep, Stage I is referred as drowsiness or pre-stage of sleep.

Stage IILight sleep.

Stage III and IVDeep sleep11NREM Sleep or slow wave sleepAt one set of sleep, we move from light sleep of Stage I to deep sleep of Stage IV during a period of 60-70mins then we reverse through the same stages.After Stage I to IV of NREM sleep, we get 10-20mins episode of REM or paradoxical sleep. A person has 5-6 cycles of sleep i.e. NREM-REM again NREM-REM throughout the night.1213

Sleep pattern in young adultREM SLEEPDuring REM sleep, rapid eye movement occur, it occupies 20% of total sleep time in adult person.EEG pattern during REM cycle abruptly gets similar to that of wake, alert person although person is still in sleep, therefore, we call it paradoxical sleep (person sleeping but EEG pattern is like awake person).1415

EEG during different types of sleepSLEEPInfants spent more time in REM sleep.In children, NREM and REM become 50% each.New born sleeps about 16-20 hrs/day.During childhood, child sleeps 10 hrs/day.Adult person needs 7-8 hours of sleep

In elderly NREM, Stage IV (deep sleep) and REM sleep decreases.

16ElectroencephalogramWhat is EEG?EEG is the record of electrical activity of brain (superficial layer i.e. the dendrites of pyramidal cells) by placing the electrodes on the scalp.We record EEG with electrodes over the scalp.We record different types of waves during different stages of sleep.

17Generation of large EEG signals by synchronous activity

18EEG Waves recorded areAlpha wave -- 8 13 Hz.Beta wave -- >13 Hz. (14 30 Hz.)Theta wave -- 4 7.5 Hz.Delta waves 1 3.5 Hz.D T A B19

Different types of brain waves in normal EEG20

EEG Recording From Normal Adult Male21Alpha waverhythmic, 8-13 Hzmostly on occipital lobe20-200 Vnormal,relaxed awake rhythm with eyes closed

22Beta waveirregular, 14-30 Hzmostly on temporal and frontal lobeRecorded during mental activity, awake personexcitement

23Theta waverhythmic, 4-7 HzStage II and Stage III sleep

24Delta waveslow, < 3.5 HzStage III, IV sleep

25EEG WAVES DURING DIFFERENT STAGES OF SLEEPNREM SLEEPStage I characterized by low amplitude, high frequency EEG activity.Stage II slow waves theta () Stage III - Theta () - Delta() wavesStage IV Delta() waves

REMRapid low voltage, EEG activity like stage I of NREM.Eye movements are recorded.Person is in deep sleep, difficult to wake.26BEHAVIORAL PATTERN DURING SLEEPNight measure occur in stage III and IV.People especially children walk and talk during stage III and IV.Dream occur during REM sleep.


SLEEP WAKE CYCLESleep wake cycle is controlled by three neural system.1. Arousal system regulated by group of neuron in hypothalamus and involves reticular activating system (RAS) originating in brain-stem.2. Slow wave sleep center (NREM) In the hypothalamus, it has neurons that induce sleep.3. REM sleep center in the brain-stem it has neurons which become active during REM sleep 29FUNCTIONS OF SLEEPWhat is Function of Sleep?It is not clear. We spend 1/3 of our life sleeping.Sleep is not accompanied by reduction in neural activity (brain cells are not resting) but there is change in the activity.30What is the purpose of NREM and REM sleep?Theories are 1. During metabolic activity of neuron and glial cells, Adenosine is produced from the ATP during awake state (increased adenosine when we are awake more).Adenosine inhibits arousal center, this can bring NREM sleep (injection of adenosine induces normal sleep).Adenosine level decreases during sleep as brain uses this adenosine for replenishing its limited energy stores.Caffeine blocks adenosine receptors in the brain, therefore causes wakefulness.

31What is the purpose of NREM and REM sleep?2. Restoration and recovery proposal During awake, brain neuron release neurotransmitter Norepinephrine and Serotonin.But during REM sleep, these neurotransmitters are not released, therefore, it restores receptor sensitivity.32What is the purpose of NREM and REM sleep?3. Sleep is necessary for learning and memory This may explain Why infants need so much sleep.33SLEEP DISORDERSInsomnia - Insomnia is difficulty in getting sleep - 10-15% of population suffer from it - cause of Insomnia- difficult to find may be anxiety, too much coffee, tea, soft drink, stimulants, drugs travelling .NarcolepsyRare disorder affects 0.5% population.Person suddenly falls asleep at odd moments.May occur frequently throughout the day.


10 /20 % system of EEG electrode placement36

Sleep SpindleK - complexEEG showing sleep spindle STAGE II37

Grandmal seizure38


40Polysomnographic Record