Shining evolutionary light on human sleep and sleep disorders.
- Author(s): Krystal, Andrew
- Nunn, CL
- Samson, DR
- Krystal, AD
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttp://europepmc.org/articles/PMC4972941?pdf=render
Sleep is essential to cognitive function and health in humans, yet the ultimate reasons for sleep-i.e. 'why' sleep evolved-remain mysterious. We integrate findings from human sleep studies, the ethnographic record, and the ecology and evolution of mammalia