sleep-wake cycle


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sleep-wake cycle

The amount of time spent asleep and awake and the cycle of that schedule from day to day.
See also: cycle
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Finally, melatonin (like its precursor, 5-HTP) may be helpful in rebuilding neurotransmitters that help regulate the sleep-wake cycle.
Furthermore, the neurons of sleep-wake cycle model are excited all the time without sleep when noise intensity D > 0.00002.
However, environmental stimuli can alter or rapidly change an infant's state (e.g., heel stick, bright lights, and loud sounds) which can create additional stress and a disruption in the infant's ability to regulate sleep-wake cycles as they relate to state.
If so, potential interventions, such as shifting the sleep-wake cycle, may change these abnormal activity patterns and therefore decrease the risk of cognitive problems.
"We wanted to create a very interdisciplinary tool to understand the sleep-wake cycle," Holmes said.
When 11-year-old Madyson Macejka's sleep-wake cycle got out of sync with her daily schedule, she began to suffer from headaches.
"Those individuals who don't get the social interaction, who are locked up in the house all the time, those are the people who don't have a regular sleep-wake cycle," Dr.
Dozens of studies have probed the relationship between sleep and memory, with clear evidence that body's natural sleep-wake cycle plays an important role.
Monaco and Cavanna (no affiliations given) examine this mysterious feature of our minds from a variety of angles, covering neural correlates of consciousness in terms of what neuroscience tells us through Eccles, Crick, Edelman, Damasio and Baars, wakefulness and sleep, including the sleep-wake cycle and genetic regulators, coma and drug-induced anesthesia and their effects on consciousness, especially in the unresponsive patient, transient alterations of consciousness such as those associated with epilepsy, progressive loss of consciousness in conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease, and the effects of the fragmented self, such as in fugue, amnesia, dissociative personality disorders.
Studies with adults have documented that patterns in the sleep-wake cycle are related to mood symptoms associated with BP.
The results revealed that little or no effect on the sleep-wake cycle occurred in rats that could not smell.
Throughout the study, each athlete adhered to a short sleep-wake cycle: 1 hour of rest followed by 2 hours of sedentary activity.