Control of sleep and wakefulness in health and disease.

@article{Zeitzer2013ControlOS,
  title={Control of sleep and wakefulness in health and disease.},
  author={Jamie M Zeitzer},
  journal={Progress in molecular biology and translational science},
  year={2013},
  volume={119},
  pages={
          137-54
        }
}
Sleep and wake are actively promoted states of consciousness that are dependent on a network of state-modulating neurons arising from both the brain stem and hypothalamus. This network helps to coordinate the occurrence of a sleep state in billions of cortical neurons. In many neurological diseases, there is a specific disruption to one of the components of this network. Under conditions of such disruptions, we often gain an improved understanding of the underlying function of the specific… CONTINUE READING
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