Timing and Consolidation of Human Sleep, Wakefulness, and Performance by a Symphony of Oscillators

@article{Dijk2005TimingAC,
  title={Timing and Consolidation of Human Sleep, Wakefulness, and Performance by a Symphony of Oscillators},
  author={Derk-Jan Dijk and Malcolm von Schantz},
  journal={Journal of Biological Rhythms},
  year={2005},
  volume={20},
  pages={279 - 290}
}
Daily rhythms in sleep and waking performance are generated by the interplay of multiple external and internal oscillators. These include the light-dark and social cycles, a circadian hypothalamic oscillator oscillating virtually independently of behavior, and a homeostatic oscillator driven primarilyby sleep-wake behavior. Both internal oscillators contribute to variation in many aspects of sleep and wakefulness (e.g., sleep timing and duration, REM sleep, non-REM sleep, REM density, sleep… Expand
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