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3. The sleeping brain

3. The sleeping brain  

Steven W. Lockley and Russell G. Foster

in Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777912
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199587858.003.0003
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9780199587858
The huge complexity of what happens when we are asleep explains why disentangling the neuroscience of sleep has been so difficult, and why sleep patterns can be so variable. Sleep habits ... More
2. Sleep Generation And Regulation – a Framework

2. Sleep Generation And Regulation – a Framework  

Steven W. Lockley and Russell G. Foster

in Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777912
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199587858.003.0002
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9780199587858
We know a lot about what happens to the brain and body during sleep thanks to technologies for measuring electronic activity patterns across the brain. There are two distinct types of ... More
5. The seven ages of sleep

5. The seven ages of sleep  

Steven W. Lockley and Russell G. Foster

in Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777912
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199587858.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199587858
Sleep patterns change with age. These changes are often difficult to distinguish from changes caused by disorders, and the prevalence of some sleep disorders also change with age, further ... More
Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

Sleep: A Very Short Introduction  

Steven W. Lockley and Russell G. Foster

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777912
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199587858.001.0001
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book
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9780199587858
Sleep: A Very Short Introduction addresses the biological and psychological aspects of sleep. What is sleep? Why do we need it? How much is enough? What is the impact of modern ... More
4. The reasons for sleep

4. The reasons for sleep  

Steven W. Lockley and Russell G. Foster

in Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777912
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199587858.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199587858
We don't know exactly why we sleep. Sleep researchers differ on their conclusions about periods of inactivity in animals and what they represent, whether they equal sleep. ‘The reasons for ... More

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