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SLEEP AND PARADOXICAL SLEEP IN RUMINANTS | Academic Article individual record
abstract

This study proved that ruminants have the physiologic capacity for sleep and paradoxical sleep. Daytime ruminant sleep in goats was transient and polyphasic, averaging 5.1 ± 0.6 minutes per episode. The frequency was variable, ranging from 0 to 6 episodes during daytime. In addition, the goats exhibited paradoxical sleep, known as dreaming in man, with average durations of 5.5 ± 0.4 minutes. Rumen contraction rates apparently had no causal relation to behavioral states, but rather were a consequence of the animals' state of alertness. © 1966, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)
KLEMM, W. R.
publication date
1966
publisher
keywords
  • Goats
  • Eye Movements
  • Sleep
  • Electroencephalography
  • Respiration
  • Electromyography
  • Heart Rate
  • Rumen
  • Animals
citation count

16