Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Alpha(α) EEG Wave Intrusion

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_170


The intrusion of fast-frequency EEG Alpha (7.5 – 11 Hz) activity into slow wave sleep (SWS). The SWS is dominated by large and slow EEG waves of Delta type (0.5 – 4.0 Hz); it also characterizes sleep stages 3 & 4.

 Orofacial Pain, Sleep Disturbance

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