Physiology of sleep and wake

Phyllis Zee*

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In summary, the circadian timing- system regulates the timing of the sleep-wake cycle and propensity tor sleep and alertness. As proposed by litigar 4, the function of the circadian clock, is to promote alertness, thus counteracting the homeostatic drive for sleep during the day anti facilitating consolidation of sleep during the night.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-20
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Congress and Symposium Series - Royal Society of Medicine
Issue number262
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology


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