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Enuresis and Dreaming: Experimental Studies

Enuresis and Dreaming: Experimental Studies Abstract Relatively little is known concerning the relationship of the enuretics' dreams to the onset of bed-wetting, the depth of sleep during the enuretic episode, or the sleep depth in interim periods. In fact, little is known about any physiological correlation which might serve to increase or decrease bed-wetting. Although the psychological contributions to the etiology of enuresis have long been accepted, there has never been a study of the dreams of an enuretic as they occurred and were collected throughout the night. The purpose of the present investigation is to arrive at a more precise understanding of the interrelationship between dreams, levels of sleep, and bed-wetting. Method In this study a total of 8 boys were studied on 10 nights. There were 2 youths who were studied on 2 nights each. The boys were between ages 5 and 9 and offered no special physical or emotional complaints References 1. Aserinsky, E., and Kleitman, N .: Eye Movements During Sleep , Fed. Proc. 12:6-7, (1953) . 2. Dement, W., and Kleitman, N.: Cyclic Variations in EEG During Sleep and Their Relation to Eye Movements, Body Motility and Dreaming , EEG. Clin. Neurophysiol. 9:673-690, 1957.Crossref 3. Dement, W., and Kleitman, N.: The Relation of Eye Movements During Sleep to Dream Activity: An Objective Method for the Study of Dreaming , J. Exper. Psychol. 53:339-346, 1957.Crossref 4. Pierce, C. M.; Mangelsdorf, T. K., and Whitman, R. M.: Mothers of Enuretic Boys, to be published. 5. Whitman, R. M.; Pierce, C. M.; Maas, J. W., and Baldridge, B.: The Experimental Subject as a Potential Saboteur, to be published. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of General Psychiatry American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1961 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-990X
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1598-3636
DOI
10.1001/archpsyc.1961.01710080062010
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Abstract

Abstract Relatively little is known concerning the relationship of the enuretics' dreams to the onset of bed-wetting, the depth of sleep during the enuretic episode, or the sleep depth in interim periods. In fact, little is known about any physiological correlation which might serve to increase or decrease bed-wetting. Although the psychological contributions to the etiology of enuresis have long been accepted, there has never been a study of the dreams of an enuretic as they occurred and were collected throughout the night. The purpose of the present investigation is to arrive at a more precise understanding of the interrelationship between dreams, levels of sleep, and bed-wetting. Method In this study a total of 8 boys were studied on 10 nights. There were 2 youths who were studied on 2 nights each. The boys were between ages 5 and 9 and offered no special physical or emotional complaints References 1. Aserinsky, E., and Kleitman, N .: Eye Movements During Sleep , Fed. Proc. 12:6-7, (1953) . 2. Dement, W., and Kleitman, N.: Cyclic Variations in EEG During Sleep and Their Relation to Eye Movements, Body Motility and Dreaming , EEG. Clin. Neurophysiol. 9:673-690, 1957.Crossref 3. Dement, W., and Kleitman, N.: The Relation of Eye Movements During Sleep to Dream Activity: An Objective Method for the Study of Dreaming , J. Exper. Psychol. 53:339-346, 1957.Crossref 4. Pierce, C. M.; Mangelsdorf, T. K., and Whitman, R. M.: Mothers of Enuretic Boys, to be published. 5. Whitman, R. M.; Pierce, C. M.; Maas, J. W., and Baldridge, B.: The Experimental Subject as a Potential Saboteur, to be published.

Journal

Archives of General PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1961

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