Hello everyone, my name is Jared Kim. I’m a Human Biology Major undergraduate at UC San Diego and part of the BioClock Studio Winter 2016. Today, I will be talking about the 2-Process Model of Sleep Regulation. While scientists are still figuring out the full function of sleep, we do know that lack of sleep influences people’s daily lives negatively and leads to some serious consequences, like a loss in attention span, memory issues, and overall impaired brain activity as well as increased risk of obesity. Sleep in its simplest form is controlled by two processes: the circadian clock or Process C, and sleep homeostasis or Process S. One component, the circadian clock, is an internal daily biological clock present in humans and many other organisms. The word circadian comes from the Latin meaning “about a day.” Thus our circadian rhythms are 24-hour rhythms. In humans the circadian clock controls…