Noise-slow Wave Sleep Interaction

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This is the observation that noise can disrupt slow wave sleep. Moldofsky writes: “Noise stimuli that disrupt SWS result in unrefreshing sleep, diffuse musculoskeletal pain, tenderness, and fatigue in normal healthy subjects. Such symptoms accompany alpha EEG sleep patterns that often occur in patients with fibromyalgia (Sleep and pain. Moldofsky H. Sleep Med Rev. 2001 Oct;5(5):385-396).