The thesis describes investigations into two
contrasting aspects of Slow Wave Sleep (SWS). The first is a laboratory based
study of the effects of passive heating on the subsequent
SWS of six healthy subjects, and the second employs home
sleep recording techniques to investigate the prevalence and
characteristics of the 'alpha sleep anomaly' in volunteers
from the local community. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.