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Sleep regulation

Sleep occurs due to two main processes: A sleep-wake dependent homeostatic process and sleep-wake independent, clock-like circadian process.

Sleep doesn’t happen randomly, it is a regulated set of behavioural and physiological states and stages that are thought to occur due to two main processes: A sleep-wake dependent homeostatic process and sleep-wake independent, clock-like circadian process.

In this video we take a closer look at each of these processes.

image depicting sleep wake process model (Click to expand)

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