Nonsmooth Maps and the Fast-Slow Dynamics of Sleep-Wake Regulation: Part II

  • Anne C. SkeldonEmail author
  • Gianne Derks
  • Victoria Booth
Conference paper
Part of the Trends in Mathematics book series (TM, volume 8)


In part I, the Two-Process model for sleep-wake regulation was discussed and it was shown that it could usefully be represented as a one-dimensional map with discontinuities. Here, we discuss some recent, more physiological, models of sleep-wake dynamics. We describe how their fast-slow structure means that one can expect them to inherit many of the dynamical features of the Two-Process model.


Neuronal Model nREM Sleep Slow Manifold Wake State Border Collision Bifurcation 
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The authors thank the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica for the opportunity to work with each other and other participants of the intensive programme on Advances in Nonsmooth Dynamics. VB acknowledges her collaborator on this work Cecilia Diniz-Behn and support from the National Science Foundation DMS-1412119.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne C. Skeldon
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gianne Derks
    • 1
  • Victoria Booth
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of SurreyGuildford, SurreyUK
  2. 2.Departments of Mathematics and AnesthesiologyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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