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Processes underlying sleep regulation


Borbely, A A (1998). Processes underlying sleep regulation. Hormone Research, 49(3-4):114-117.

Abstract

Sleep is regulated by homeostatic, circadian and ultradian processes. Slow waves and sleep spindles are EEG markers of sleep processes which have counterparts at the cellular level. The interaction of homeostatic and circadian sleep regulation has been formalized in the two-process model and validated in experiments. Sleep is not only a global brain phenomenon but also a regional cerebral process whose intensity may be influenced by prior activity during waking.

Sleep is regulated by homeostatic, circadian and ultradian processes. Slow waves and sleep spindles are EEG markers of sleep processes which have counterparts at the cellular level. The interaction of homeostatic and circadian sleep regulation has been formalized in the two-process model and validated in experiments. Sleep is not only a global brain phenomenon but also a regional cerebral process whose intensity may be influenced by prior activity during waking.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1998
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:19
Last Modified:01 Aug 2016 07:15
Publisher:Karger
ISSN:0301-0163
Publisher DOI:10.1159/000023156
PubMed ID:9550110
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-885

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