3. Physiologic Processes During Sleep

  1. Teofilo Lee-Chiong M.D.
  1. Leon Rosenthal

Published Online: 4 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471751723.ch3

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

How to Cite

Rosenthal, L. (2005) Physiologic Processes During Sleep, in Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook (ed T. Lee-Chiong), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471751723.ch3

Editor Information

  1. National Jewish Medical and Research Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver, Colorado, USA

Author Information

  1. Sleep Medicine Associates of Texas, Dallas, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471683711

Online ISBN: 9780471751724



  • NREM–REM cycle;
  • normal autonomic changes in sleep;
  • function of sleep


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The NREM–REM Cycle

  • Circadian and Homeostatic Determinants of Sleep

  • Regulation of NREM Sleep

  • Regulation of REM Sleep

  • Normal Autonomic Changes in Sleep

  • The Function of Sleep

  • Conclusion

  • Additional Reading