Sleep homeostasis.

@article{PorkkaHeiskanen2013SleepH,
  title={Sleep homeostasis.},
  author={Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen},
  journal={Current opinion in neurobiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={799-805}
}
Research on sleep homeostasis aims to answer the question: how does the brain measure the duration and intensity of previous wakefulness in order to increase the duration and intensity of subsequent sleep? The search of regulatory factors has identified a number of potential molecules that increase their concentration in waking and decrease it during sleep. These factors regulate many physiological functions, including energy metabolism, neural plasticity and immune functions and one molecule… CONTINUE READING

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