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Restoration Theories & Ecological explanations of sleep

Oswald (1980) ­ Sleep as an aid to physical recovery
Argued that SWS is needed for recovery processes and it restores depleted energy levels, eliminates waste products, repairs cells
and recovers physical abilities. During SWS, a growth hormone from the pituitary gland is…

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Doesn't really apply to humans as we have no predators
The ecological theories can't explain why sleep hasn't been predated out both say sleep isn't needed, just that it prevents
things from happening. Lugaressi's study suggests that sleep itself is vital to stay alive, as does Tripp's.
Very reductionist theories:…


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