A Protocol for Conventional Sleep Deprivation Methods in Rats

  • Javad Mahmoudi Neurosciences Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Nahid Ahmadian Neurosciences Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Fereshteh Farajdokht Neurosciences Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Alireza Majdi Neurosciences Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Marjan Erfani Neurosciences Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

Abstract

Several experimental methods have been developed to restrict the sleep in laboratory animals. Among them, the flowerpot and Modified Multiple Platform (Modified-MP) techniques are widely used largely due to their simplicity and low cost. However, better application of these techniques may need some technical points to be considered. Given this, the present guide besides focusing on the critical points of these techniques gives a brief instruction for setting up and executing them.

Published
2017-01-31
Section
Short Communication