Shining evolutionary light on human sleep and sleep disorders.

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Krystal, Andrew; Nunn, CL; Samson, DR; Krystal, AD;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California

Sleep is essential to cognitive function and health in humans, yet the ultimate reasons for sleep-i.e. 'why' sleep evolved-remain mysterious. We integrate findings from human sleep studies, the ethnographic record, and the ecology and evolution of mammalia
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