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Control of Breathing During Sleep

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Control of Breathing

  1. Eliot A. Phillipson,
  2. Glenn Bowes

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030219

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Phillipson, E. A. and Bowes, G. 2011. Control of Breathing During Sleep. Comprehensive Physiology. 649–689.

Author Information

  1. Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Sleep-Wakefulness States
    • 1.1
      Identification and Organization
    • 1.2
      Mechanisms and Functions
  • 2
    Central Neuronal Sleep-Respiratory Interactions
  • 3
    Respiratory Muscle Function
    • 3.1
      General Concepts
    • 3.2
      Diaphragm and Intercostal Muscles
    • 3.3
      Upper Airway Muscles
  • 4
    Ventilation and Gas Exchange
    • 4.1
      NREM Sleep
    • 4.2
      REM Sleep
  • 5
    Pattern of Breathing
    • 5.1
      NREM Sleep
    • 5.2
      REM Sleep
  • 6
    Ventilatory Responses to Respiratory Stimuli
    • 6.1
      Response to CO2
    • 6.2
      Response to Hypoxia
    • 6.3
      Response to Upper Airway Stimulation
    • 6.4
      Response to Bronchopulmonary Stimulation
    • 6.5
      Response to Chest Wall Stimulation
    • 6.6
      Response to Thermal Stimuli
  • 7
    Arousal Responses to Respiratory Stimuli
    • 7.1
      Arousal Thresholds
    • 7.2
      Mechanisms of Arousal
    • 7.3
      Physiological Importance