We developed a thermoregulatory model of sleep control based on the hypothesis that non rapid eye movement sleep participates in the homeostatic thermoregulation. This model successfully reproduced several qualitative features of human sleep-wake cycles. Here, in order to provide an experimentally verifiable prediction concerning behavior of human circadian system, the model response to a heat load pulse was simulated. As a result, the strong phase-dependent responses to the heat load pulse was predicted by the model. This is an intriguing result which deserves to be studied experimentally.
|Number of pages
|Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
|Published - 1996
|Proceedings of the 1996 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 4 (of 5) - Amsterdam, Neth
Duration: 1996 Oct 31 → 1996 Nov 3