The different stages of sleep

    Rhythmic alternating of NREM sleep and REM sleep

Sleep in different animal species

    Multiform behaviour - increasingly complex as we climb the zoological ladder

Sleep and the brain

    Functional anatomy of sleep

Physiology in sleep

    Sleep and how the organism works

Sleep regulation

    Sleep at different stages of life and after sleep deprivation

The function of sleep

    Many hypotheses, no definite answer

The pathology of sleep

    Insomnia and  hypersomnia


    What can be done?

Recommended reading



R. Amici ,   P.L. Parmeggiani     

Useful links

  The World Federation of Sleep Research & Sleep Medicine Societies
  Sleep home pages
 European Sleep Research Society
 SocietÓ Italiana di Ricerca sul Sonno
  Associazione Italiana Medicina del Sonno
  New Abstracts and Papers in Sleep


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