New study illuminates key aspects of how we fall asleep and wake up

Posted by on April 14, 2016 9:44 pm
Categories: health

Falling asleep and waking up are key transitions in everyone’s day. Despite decades of research, how these transitions work — the neurobiological mechanics of our circadian rhythm — has remained largely a mystery to brain scientists. Now, however, scientists have identified the workings of a key pathway for these processes. The pathway that appears to play a key role in regulating the ‘switch’ between wakefulness and sleep.

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