Human sleep/wake regulation

  title={Human sleep/wake regulation},
  author={Mats Gillberg},
  journal={Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  • M. Gillberg
  • Published 1 June 1997
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
The present paper gives a short overview on what is known about human sleep/wake regulation and focuses on two main component, the homeostatic component and the circadian. The homeostatic components increases sleep need exponentially as a function of prior wakefulness whereas the circadian component is a consequence of the 24‐hour physiological rhythm facilitating sleep during the night and counteracting sleep during the day. Normally, these components interact, in an additive way. This… 

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