Paradoxical timing of the circadian rhythm of sleep propensity serves to consolidate sleep and wakefulness in humans.

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The contribution of the circadian pacemaker and the sleep homeostat to sleep tendency and consolidation was quantified by forced desynchrony of the sleep-wake cycle from the circadian pacemaker in eight men who lived in time-isolation for 33-36 days. Analysis of 175 polygraphically recorded sleep episodes revealed that the circadian pacemaker and the sleep… (More)

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@article{Dijk1994ParadoxicalTO, title={Paradoxical timing of the circadian rhythm of sleep propensity serves to consolidate sleep and wakefulness in humans.}, author={Derk-Jan Dijk and Charles A. Czeisler}, journal={Neuroscience letters}, year={1994}, volume={166 1}, pages={63-8} }