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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325109/estimating-adolescent-sleep-need-using-dose-response-modelling
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Michelle A Short, Nathan Weber, Chelsea Reynolds, Scott Coussens, Mary A Carskadon
Study Objectives: This study will, (a) estimate the nightly sleep need of human adolescents, (b) determine the time course and severity of sleep-related deficits when sleep is reduced below this optimal quantity, and (c) determine whether sleep restriction perturbs the circadian system as well as the sleep homeostat. Methods: Thirty-four adolescents aged 15 to 17 years spent 10 days and 9 nights in the sleep laboratory. Between two baseline nights and two recovery nights with 10-hours' time in bed (TIB) per night, participants experienced either severe sleep restriction (5-hr TIB), moderate sleep restriction (7...
January 6, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324264/driver-education-enhancing-knowledge-of-sleep-fatigue-and-risky-behaviour-to-improve-decision-making-in-young-drivers
#2
Pasquale K Alvaro, Nicole M Burnett, Gerard A Kennedy, William Yu Xun Min, Marcus McMahon, Maree Barnes, Melinda Jackson, Mark E Howard
This study assessed the impact of an education program on knowledge of sleepiness and driving behaviour in young adult drivers and their performance and behaviour during simulated night driving. Thirty-four participants (18-26 years old) were randomized to receive either a four-week education program about sleep and driving or a control condition. A series of questionnaires were administered to assess knowledge of factors affecting sleep and driving before and after the four-week education program. Participants also completed a two hour driving simulator task at 1am after 17 h of extended wakefulness to assess the impact on driving behaviour...
January 8, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321841/reversed-gender-ratio-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-smith-magenis-syndrome
#3
Heidi Elisabeth Nag, Ann Nordgren, Britt-Marie Anderlid, Terje Nærland
Background: A substantial amount of research shows a higher rate of autistic type of problems in males compared to females. The 4:1 male to female ratio is one of the most consistent findings in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Lately, the interest in studying ASD in genetic disorders has increased, and research has shown a higher prevalence of ASD in some genetic disorders than in the general population.Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a rare and complex genetic syndrome caused by an interstitial deletion of chromosome 17p11...
2018: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321408/the-factors-affecting-the-non-dipper-pattern-in-japanese-patients-with-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#4
Hiromitsu Sekizuka, Naohiko Osada, Yoshihiro J Akashi
Objective Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is assumed to influence the circadian blood pressure (BP) fluctuation, particularly causing nocturnal hypertension and changing the dipping pattern of nocturnal BP. This study aimed to clarify the triggers of the non-dipper pattern in nocturnal BP in Japanese patients with severe OSA (the apnea-hypopnea index ≥30/h). Methods Of 541 patients with OSA diagnosed using polysomnography (PSG) and ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM), 163 patients <60 years of age (Younger group) and 101 patients ≥60 years of age (Older group) were stratified into the dipper or non-dipper pattern groups...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318856/-effect-of-acupuncture-at-points-in-heel-vessel-for-circadian-clock-genes-of-period-1-and-period-2-mrnas-in-the-suprachiasmatic-nucleus-in-insomnia-rats
#5
Bao-Jun Guo, Si-Yi Yu, Zhi-Fu Shen, You-Ping Hu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence and mechanism of acupuncture at the points in Heel Vessel for the circadian clock genes of Period (Per) 1 and Per 2 mRNAs in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) in insomnia rats. METHODS: Thirty male SD rats were randomly divided into blank, model, acupuncture groups, 10 rats in each group. Insomnia model was established by intraperitoneal injection of PCPA (suspension, 1 mL/100 g). Acupuncture at "Shenmai" (BL 62) and "Zhaohai" (KI 6) was used in the acupuncture group for continuous 7 days, 15 min/day and once daily...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318587/new-perspectives-on-the-role-of-melatonin-in-human-sleep-circadian-rhythms-and-their-regulation
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REVIEW
N Zisapel
In mammals a central circadian clock, located in the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) of the hypothalamus, tunes the innate circadian physiological rhythms to the ambient 24h light-dark cycle to invigorate and optimize the internal temporal order. The SCN-activated, light- inhibited production of melatonin conveys the message of darkness to the clock and induces night state in physiological function, e.g., sleep/wake blood pressure and metabolism. Clinically meaningful effects of melatonin treatment have been demonstrated in placebo-controlled trials in humans, particularly in disorders associated with diminished or misaligned melatonin rhythms, e...
January 10, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318392/relationship-between-melatonin-and-bone-resorption-rhythms-in-premenopausal-women
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Melissa A St Hilaire, Shadab A Rahman, Joshua J Gooley, Paula A Witt-Enderby, Steven W Lockley
Although evidence exists for a daily rhythm in bone metabolism, the contribution of factors such as melatonin levels, the light-dark cycle, and the sleep-wake cycle is difficult to differentiate given their highly correlated time courses. To examine these influences on bone resorption, we collected 48-h sequential urine samples under both ambulatory (8-h sleep:16-h wake) and constant routine (CR) (constant wake, posture, nutrition and dim light) conditions from 20 healthy premenopausal women. Urinary 6-sulphatoxymelatonin (aMT6s; ng/h) and the bone resorption marker amino-terminal cross-linked collagen I telopeptide (NTx; bone collagen equivalents nM/h) were assayed and fit by cosinor models to determine significant 24-h rhythms and acrophase...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316417/sleep-setting-the-circadian-alarm-clock
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Masashi Tabuchi, Mark N Wu
How the circadian clock regulates downstream behaviors, such as sleep, remains poorly understood. A new study reveals that clock-dependent downscaling of GABA sensitivity of arousal neurons promotes wakefulness at dawn.
January 8, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304147/the-organization-of-melanopsin-immunoreactive-cells-in-microbat-retina
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Mi-Jin Jeong, Hang-Gu Kim, Chang-Jin Jeon
Intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) respond to light and play roles in non-image forming vision, such as circadian rhythms, pupil responses, and sleep regulation, or image forming vision, such as processing visual information and directing eye movements in response to visual clues. The purpose of the present study was to identify the distribution, types, and proportion of melanopsin-immunoreactive (IR) cells in the retina of a nocturnal animal, i.e., the microbat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302618/time-restricted-feeding-improves-circadian-dysfunction-as-well-as-motor-symptoms-in-the-q175-mouse-model-of-huntington-s-disease
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Huei-Bin Wang, Dawn H Loh, Daniel S Whittaker, Tamara Cutler, David Howland, Christopher S Colwell
Huntington's disease (HD) patients suffer from a progressive neurodegeneration that results in cognitive, psychiatric, cardiovascular, and motor dysfunction. Disturbances in sleep/wake cycles are common among HD patients with reports of delayed sleep onset, frequent bedtime awakenings, and fatigue during the day. The heterozygous Q175 mouse model of HD has been shown to phenocopy many HD core symptoms including circadian dysfunctions. Because circadian dysfunction manifests early in the disease in both patients and mouse models, we sought to determine if early intervention that improve circadian rhythmicity can benefit HD and delay disease progression...
January 2018: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302035/sleeping-sickness-is-a-circadian-disorder
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Filipa Rijo-Ferreira, Tânia Carvalho, Cristina Afonso, Margarida Sanches-Vaz, Rui M Costa, Luísa M Figueiredo, Joseph S Takahashi
Sleeping sickness is a fatal disease caused by Trypanosoma brucei, a unicellular parasite that lives in the bloodstream and interstitial spaces of peripheral tissues and the brain. Patients have altered sleep/wake cycles, body temperature, and endocrine profiles, but the underlying causes are unknown. Here, we show that the robust circadian rhythms of mice become phase advanced upon infection, with abnormal activity occurring during the rest phase. This advanced phase is caused by shortening of the circadian period both at the behavioral level as well as at the tissue and cell level...
January 4, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298086/sleep-and-adiposity-in-preadolescent-children-the-importance-of-social-jetlag
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Lee Stoner, Nicholas Castro, Leigh Signal, Paula Skidmore, James Faulkner, Sally Lark, Michelle A Williams, Diane Muller, Harriet Harrex
BACKGROUND: While short and poor quality sleep have been associated with childhood obesity, no known studies have examined social jetlag. Social jetlag is the discrepancy between an individual's circadian clock and social rhythms, and is measured as the difference in hours between the midpoint of sleep during work/school days and on free (weekend) days. This study investigated the independent associations between sleep duration, sleep disturbances, and social jetlag with adiposity in children...
January 3, 2018: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289963/treatment-guidelines-for-circadian-rhythm-sleep-wake-disorders-of-the-polish-sleep-research-society-and-the-section-of-biological-psychiatry-of-the-polish-psychiatric-association-part-ii-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Adam Wichniak, Konrad S Jankowski, Michał Skalski, Krystyna Skwarło-Sońta, Jolanta B Zawilska, Marcin Żarowski, Ewa Poradowska, Wojciech Jernajczyk
AIM: Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders (CRSWD) are a group of disorders, in which the timing of sleep and wakefulness significantly differs from a patient's expectations or socially acceptable times. The aimof the article is to present the current principles for the diagnosis and treatment of CRSWD in adults and children. METHOD: Guidelines proposed as CRSWD treatment standard are based on the recommendations from the scientific societies involved in the sleep research and medicine...
October 29, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289962/treatment-guidelines-for-circadian-rhythm-sleep-wake-disorders-of-the-polish-sleep-research-society-and-the-section-of-biological-psychiatry-of-the-polish-psychiatric-association-part-i-physiology-assessment-and-therapeutic-methods
#14
REVIEW
Adam Wichniak, Konrad S Jankowski, Michal Skalski, Krystyna Skwarło-Sońta, Jolanta B Zawilska, Marcin Żarowski, Ewa Poradowska, Wojciech Jernajczyk
Majority of the physiological processes in the human organism are rhythmic. The most common are the diurnal changes that repeat roughly every 24 hours, called circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms disorders have negative influence on human functioning. The aim of this article is to present the current understanding of the circadian rhythms physiological role, with particular emphasis on the circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders (CRSWD), principles of their diagnosis and chronobiological therapy. The guidelines are based on the review of recommendations from the scientific societies involved in sleep medicine and the clinical experiences of the authors...
October 29, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288667/chronic-sleep-disorder-induced-by-psychophysiological-stress-induces-glucose-intolerance-without-adipose-inflammation-in-mice
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Katsutaka Oishi, Sumika Ohyama, Sayaka Higo-Yamamoto
Sleep disturbances are associated with various metabolic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. We had previously established a mouse model of a psychophysiological stress-induced chronic sleep disorder (CSD) characterized by disrupted circadian rhythms of wheel-running activity, core body temperature, and sleep-wake cycles. To evaluate the underlying mechanisms of metabolic disorders induced by CSD, we created mice with CSD for six weeks and fed them with a high-fat diet. Glucose intolerance with hyperglycemia resulted, although plasma insulin levels and body weight increases were identical between control and CSD mice...
December 28, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287945/mechanisms-of-pulse-pressure-amplification-dipping-pattern-during-sleep-time-the-safar-study
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Antonios A Argyris, Efthimia Nasothimiou, Evaggelia Aissopou, Theodoros G Papaioannou, Yi Zhang, Jacques Blacher, Michel E Safar, Petros P Sfikakis, Athanase D Protogerou
The difference in pulse pressure (PP) between peripheral arteries and the aorta, called pulse pressure amplification (PPamp), is a well-described physiological phenomenon independently associated with cardiovascular events. Recent studies suggest that it exhibits circadian variability. Our aim was to detect the factors associated with the circadian variability of PPamp. In 497 consecutive subjects (aged 54 years, 56.7% male, 79.7% hypertensives), we assessed the circadian pattern of peripheral and central arterial hemodynamics by 24-hour evaluation of brachial and aortic blood pressure (BP), augmentation index (AI), and pulse wave velocity (PWV) using a validated oscillometric device (Mobil-O-Graph)...
December 14, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286593/circadian-rhythm-sleep-wake-disorders-predict-shorter-time-to-relapse-of-mood-episodes-in-euthymic-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-a-prospective-48-week-study
#17
Yoshikazu Takaesu, Yuichi Inoue, Kotaro Ono, Akiko Murakoshi, Kunihiro Futenma, Yoko Komada, Takeshi Inoue
OBJECTIVE: Circadian rhythm dysfunction has been considered to be common in bipolar disorder (BD) and plays an important role in mood dysregulation in this disorder. However, no study has investigated whether circadian rhythm dysfunction would affect the clinical course of BD. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that circadian rhythm dysfunction could be a predictor of relapse in euthymic BD patients. METHODS: One hundred four euthymic outpatients with BD diagnosed according to the criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), participated in this prospective follow-up study from August 2014 to April 2015...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285942/-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-as-a-component-of-the-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-causal-correlations-with-other-extrahepatic-diseases
#18
Tamás Halmos, Ilona Suba
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common non-infectious chronic liver-disease in our age, and is a spectrum of all the diseases associated with increased fat accumulation in the hepatocytes. Its development is promoted by sedentary life-style, over-feeding, and certain genetic predisposition. Prevalence in the adult population, even in Hungary is ~30%. In a part of cases, this disease may pass into non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, later into fibrosis, rarely into primary hepatocellular cancer. Fatty liver is closely and bidirectionally related to the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, and nowadays there is a general consensus that fatty liver is the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic sycndrome...
December 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278313/interactions-between-psychosocial-stress-and-the-circadian-endogenous-clock
#19
REVIEW
Charlotte Helfrich-Förster
Animals are exposed to regular daily challenges in their environment as well as to unpredictable stressful events, so-called stressors. Both measures require adequate physiological responses that are controlled by the circadian system and the stress system. The two systems are highly linked with each other. The circadian system prepares the animal for the regular daily challenges by upregulating the stress system before the animal's activity phase every day. In addition, unpredicted environmental challenges upregulate the stress system independently of the circadian system...
December 2017: PsyCh Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276481/is-8-30-a-m-still-too-early-to-start-school-a-10-00-a-m-school-start-time-improves-health-and-performance-of-students-aged-13-16
#20
Paul Kelley, Steven W Lockley, Jonathan Kelley, Mariah D R Evans
While many studies have shown the benefits of later school starts, including better student attendance, higher test scores, and improved sleep duration, few have used starting times later than 9:00 a.m. Here we report on the implementation and impact of a 10 a.m. school start time for 13 to 16-year-old students. A 4-year observational study using a before-after-before (A-B-A) design was carried out in an English state-funded high school. School start times were changed from 8:50 a.m. in study year 0, to 10 a...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
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