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Forced splitting of human sleep in free-running rhythms

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-198777
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.19877
Zulley, Jürgen ; Carr, D.
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 17 Mar 2011 07:16


Abstract

The assumption of polyphasic sleep/wake regulation is based on the occurrence of nap-sleep at specific phase positions in the circadian cycle. Further support would be the split of the normal long major sleep episode into shorter components. Evidence for this hypothesis comes from the discovery of bimodal distribution in sleep duration. An experimental approach to test this hypothesis has been ...

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