Gonadotropin Secretion during Sleep in Normal Adult Men

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Science  14 Jan 1972:
Vol. 175, Issue 4018, pp. 196-198
DOI: 10.1126/science.175.4018.196


Release of luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone during sleep in young adult men occurred in unrelated, random, arrhythmic peaks, with no consistency from night to night in the same subject. Release of luteinizing hormone was modestly but significantly larger (14 perecnt) during rapid-eye-movement sleep than it was in non-REM sleep, but release of follicle stimulating hormone was not clearly related to stages of sleep.