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Influence of the level of trait anxiety on sleep EEG of men and women

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Psychophysiological tests for identifying the level of trait anxiety and polysomnology have been used in this study. Gender differences in the organization of sleep phases during the first three cycles and the spectral density of sleep EEGs for persons with high and low levels of trait anxiety have been studied.

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Original Russian Text © Yu.Yu. Sysoeva, E.V. Verbitsky, 2013, published in Fiziologiya Cheloveka, 2013, Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 106–114.

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Sysoeva, Y.Y., Verbitsky, E.V. Influence of the level of trait anxiety on sleep EEG of men and women. Hum Physiol 39, 655–662 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1134/S036211971306011X

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