by Carlo Raj, MD

Sleep is a complicated process that can be thought of as an “active unconsciousness.” While the exact purpose of sleep has not been fully elucidated, it is thought to aid in homeostasis, memory retention, and more. The mechanism through which sleep is generated and maintained is more of a balance between two systems located within the brain: the homeostatic processes, which are functionally the body’s “need for sleep” center, and the circadian rhythm, which is an internal clock for the sleep–wake cycle.

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  • Videos 2
  • Duration 0:08 h
  • Quiz questions 6
  • Concept Pages 6


Your Educators of course Sleep

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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By Troll Jaja S. on 18. March 2019 for Sleep Stages

Es una muy buena clase, el tema se entiende muy bien.