Tag: sleep switch


Insomnia and the Sleep Switch

So what exactly is the “sleep switch,” and how might it figure in insomnia? The findings of Dr. Constantin Von Economo, who autopsied victims of sleeping sickness in the 1920s, were prescient. Researchers who went […]

A Sleep Switch in the Brain

“Scientists Report the Discovery of a Brain ‘Switch’ That Brings On Sleep,” announced the headline of a New York Times article on January 12, 1996. The news marked the beginning of my quest to get […]