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Sleep and body restitution

  • J. A. Horne


Although human non-REM sleep is usually associated with body restitution, such an hypothesis is debatable. This sleep, like REM sleep, may have a beneficial role for the brain. Because man demonstrates relaxed wakefulness, body restitution may not be confined to human sleep. However, for active mammals, sleep may be an enforced immobiliser facilitating this restitution.


Beneficial Role Human Sleep Active Mammal 


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  • J. A. Horne
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  1. 1.Department of Human SciencesLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughEngland

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