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The relationship of sleep with temperature and metabolic rate in a hibernating primate.

  • Author(s): Krystal, Andrew
  • Krystal, AD
  • Schopler, B
  • Kobbe, S
  • Williams, C
  • Rakatondrainibe, H
  • Yoder, AD
  • Klopfer, P
  • et al.

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STUDY OBJECTIVES: It has long been suspected that sleep is important for regulating body temperature and metabolic-rate. Hibernation, a state of acute hypothermia and reduced metabolic-rate, offers a promising system for investigating those relationships.

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