Beta EEG activity and insomnia

Michael L. Perlis, Helli Merica, Michael T Smith, Donna E. Giles

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Abstract

To date there have been seven studies which find that beta EEG is elevated at around sleep onset and during polysomnographic sleep in patients with insomnia. These findings suggest that insomnia may be characterized by central nervous system (CNS) hyperarousal. In this article, the seven studies are critically reviewed, two theoretical perspectives on beta EEG are presented, and the concept of hyperarousal as a three component process is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-376
Number of pages12
JournalSleep Medicine Reviews
Volume5
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Electroencephalography
Sleep
Central Nervous System

Keywords

  • Beta
  • EEG
  • Insomnia
  • Polysomnography
  • Power spectral analysis
  • Sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Neurology

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Perlis, M. L., Merica, H., Smith, M. T., & Giles, D. E. (2001). Beta EEG activity and insomnia. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 5(5), 365-376.

Beta EEG activity and insomnia. / Perlis, Michael L.; Merica, Helli; Smith, Michael T; Giles, Donna E.

In: Sleep Medicine Reviews, Vol. 5, No. 5, 2001, p. 365-376.

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Perlis, ML, Merica, H, Smith, MT & Giles, DE 2001, 'Beta EEG activity and insomnia', Sleep Medicine Reviews, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 365-376.
Perlis ML, Merica H, Smith MT, Giles DE. Beta EEG activity and insomnia. Sleep Medicine Reviews. 2001;5(5):365-376.
Perlis, Michael L. ; Merica, Helli ; Smith, Michael T ; Giles, Donna E. / Beta EEG activity and insomnia. In: Sleep Medicine Reviews. 2001 ; Vol. 5, No. 5. pp. 365-376.
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