Common scale-invariant patterns of sleep-wake transitions across mammalian species.

  title={Common scale-invariant patterns of sleep-wake transitions across mammalian species.},
  author={Chung-Chuan Lo and Thomas C. Chou and Thomas Penzel and Thomas E Scammell and Robert E. Strecker and H. Eugene Stanley and Plamen Ch. Ivanov},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={101 50},
Although mammals of different species have different sleep patterns, brief sleep-wake transitions commonly are observed across species and appear to occur randomly throughout the sleeping period. The dynamical patterns and functions of these brief awakenings from sleep are not well understood, and they often are viewed as disruptions (random or pathologic) of the sleep process. In this article, we hypothesize that brief awakenings from sleep may reflect aspects of the endogenous sleep control… CONTINUE READING
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