SLEEP DRIVE By N., Sam M.S. - 5 a psychological urge to sleep when we need a rest. It is governed by the reticulate activating system and the hypothalamus. SLEEP DRIVE: "Our sleep drive is what makes us go to bed to sleep." Related Psychology Terms EMOTION (Theories) ENURESIS (Bed-wetting) DREAM-STATE (D-STATE, REM- STATE) HUNGER DRIVE MITCHELL, SILAS WEIR (1829- 1914) SOMNAMBULISM SLEEP CENTER WAKING CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE REGRESSION Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SLEEP DRIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sleep-drive/ (accessed December 1, 2021).