Sleeping When Your Body Does Not Seem to Want to
Pp. 36-47 (12)
Olivier Le Bon
Sleepiness mainly comes from a deficit in sleep quantity or quality. From a
homeostatic perspective, obtaining enough sleep of good quality is the most
determining factor. The circadian perspective explains why your body clock contradicts
your wish to sleep at appropriate times once at destination. It may make it difficult to
fall asleep (Group A), to wake up (Group C), or both (Group B). Here is what you can
do about it, using sleeping pills if needed (benzodiazepines and others).
Alcohol, Benzodiazepine, Dosage, Fatigue, GABA-A, Legal status,
Melatonin, Non-benzodiazepine, Side-effects, Sleep debt, Sleep hygiene,
Universite Libre de Bruxelles Belgium.