Nature Neuroscience, Published online: 21 September 2023; doi:10.1038/s41593-023-01430-4The sleep drive builds with time spent awake. Tossell et al. show in mice that tiredness triggers neurons in the prefrontal cortex to instruct the hypothalamus to initiate nesting and then sleep itself, ensuring that sleep occurs in a safe place.

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