Periodic respiratory pattern occurring in conjunction with eye movements during sleep
Aserinsky E (1965) Periodic respiratory pattern occurring in conjunction with eye movements during sleep. Science 150:697 763–6
Abstract: With each flurry of rapid eye movements during the sleep of human subjects there is a decreased amplitude of respiration and a slight increase in rate. Occasionally the rhythmic breathing pattern may even resemble Cheyne-Stokes respiration. The consistency of this breathing pattern suggests that respiration in this stage of sleep is not a direct function of dream content.
- Rapid eye movements in sleep are accompanied by decreased depth and increased rate of breathing with a consistency of pattern that the author suggests cannot be explained by dream content.