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Overview of sleep & sleep disorders.

@article{Chokroverty2010OverviewOS,
  title={Overview of sleep \& sleep disorders.},
  author={S. Chokroverty},
  journal={The Indian journal of medical research},
  year={2010},
  volume={131},
  pages={
          126-40
        }
}
  • S. Chokroverty
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • The Indian journal of medical research
Sleep is defined on the basis of behavioural and physiological criteria dividing it into two states: non rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep which is subdivided into three stages (N1, N2, N3); and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep characterized by rapid eye movements, muscle atonia and desynchronized EEG. Circadian rhythm of sleep-wakefulness is controlled by the master clock located in the suprachiasmatic nuclei of the hypothalamus. The neuroanatomical substrates of the NREM sleep are located… Expand
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