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The afternoon pressure for sleep

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Halfway through the waking period, around early afternoon, there is a strong propensity for sleep to occur again. This second sleep tendency is part of a 12-hour rhythm of sleepiness, that I have termed "The Afternoon Pressure for Sleep" (APS). Evidence for this bicircadian sleepiness, include siesta cultures, short sleep latencies in the afternoon, a midday peak in pathological sleep attacks, and the concentration of napping to this afternoon window. The flexible nature of the human sleep/wake cycle allows for napping to be easily suppressed, as necessitated by social and occupational demands, and so the APS is readily masked. [Continues.]

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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© V. Mavjee

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1992

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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

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