Definition:

The theory that sleep evolved to keep humans out of harm's way during the night; also known as the evolutionary or adaptive theory. p113
Gen Psych Chapter 4, pp113

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The circadian rhythm disorder known as irregular sleep-wake syndrome is an example of polyphasic sleep in humans. Polyphasic sleep is common in many animals, and is believed to be the ancestral sleep state. The term polyphasic sleep is also used by an online community that experiments with alternative sleeping schedules to achieve more time awake each day.


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