Sleep Deprivation, Age, and Exhaustion Time in the Rat

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Science  29 Jun 1962:
Vol. 136, Issue 3522, pp. 1122
DOI: 10.1126/science.136.3522.1122


Male rats were maintained on a constantly moving wheel in a study of prolonged sleep deprivation. The results obtained revealed a striking negative relationship between age and resistance to exhaustion.