7. The Function of Sleep

  1. Teofilo Lee-Chiong M.D.
  1. Marcos G. Frank

Published Online: 4 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471751723.ch7

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

How to Cite

Frank, M. G. (2005) The Function of Sleep, in Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook (ed T. Lee-Chiong), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471751723.ch7

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471683711

Online ISBN: 9780471751724



  • somatic theories of sleep function;
  • sleep in adult learning and plasticity;
  • metabolic theories


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Framing the Problem of Sleep Function: Little Theories versus Big Theories

  • Evaluating Theories of Sleep Function

  • Conclusions

  • References