SLEEP-WAKE CYCLE

a cycle of sleeping and wakefulness. It can be interrupted by a number of factors such as shift work, stress or drugs. See circadian rhythm. See monophasic sleep; polyphasic.

SLEEP-WAKE CYCLE: "Joe had a sleep-wake cycle interrupted by shift work."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SLEEP-WAKE CYCLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sleep-wake-cycle/ (accessed January 22, 2020).
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