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Math is helping us understand insomnia, medical condition-induced sleep disorders and even jet lag.

Math is helping us understand insomnia, medical condition-induced sleep disorders and even jet lag.


The structure of sleep changes as the brain develops. Mathematical models show how the neuronal network structure can affect the timing of sleep and wake bouts. If the models work well and give good understanding, then researchers could develop insomnia treatments, effective remedies for medical condition-induced sleep disorders, or strategies to reduce jet lag more quickly.

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