The Science of Sleep
Fifty years of research on brain activity and physiological patterns of sleeping has revealed a great deal about what sleep is and what it is not.
What is Sleep?
Not the passive state many people once considered it to be, sleep is now known to be a highly active process during which the day’s events are processed and energy is restored. go to this section
How is Sleep Regulated?
The brain plays a critical role in the timing of sleep and wakefulness, but external factors, including our own behavior, can push many of the brain’s finely tuned systems out of sync. go to this section
Variations in Sleep
Age, shift work, and jet lag can all dramatically influence sleep patterns, and can keep people from getting the sleep they need. go to this section