Why do we sleep?

Prof. Sara Montagnese

DATE: 05 September 2018
TIME: 15:30-16:30 pm
LOCATION: Centro Linguistico di Ateneo, University of Padova

  • Why we sleep and what happens if we don’t;
  • Circadian versus homeostatic regulation of human sleep;
  • Health consequences of circadian disruption;
  • Circadian consequences of chronic disease, by way of a pertinent clinical example (i.e. circadian rhythm disturbances and their management in advanced liver disease).



Sleep and the Price of Plasticity: From Synaptic and Cellular

Homeostasis to Memory Consolidation and Integration

Giulio Tononi and Chiara Cirelli

Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53719, USA