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phototherapy: mood/sleep regulation

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as the administration of doses of bright light in order to elevate mood and/or normalize the body's internal clock. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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According to the study, environmental and social factors like one's financial situation play a role, along with genetics, in determining the sleep regulation.
Brain monoamines play a key role in sleep regulation (Shouse et al.
The ATP then binds to a receptor responsible for cell processing and the release of cytokines, small signaling proteins involved in sleep regulation.
A human study (Kempten, Germany) in 2007 measured blood levels of serotonin and melatonin (important hormones involved in brain messaging, mood, sleep regulation, and immune system function) both before, and five months after, the activation of a new cell site.
Melatonin, an important hormone for sleep regulation in humans, slowly induced a glow that lasted hours in the skin patches of velvet belly lantern sharks, Etmopterus spinax.
Cortisol and its lesser companion in sleep regulation, melatonin, can be measured either in saliva or blood.
Its role in sleep regulation depends on proper brain levels of hypocretin (also called orexin), a neuroexcitatory peptide that is synthesized by special cells in the hypothalamus.
Narcolepsy in orexin knockout mice: molecular genetics of sleep regulation.
A mandatory EU-wide sleep regulation would not only cut health costs, and road and work accidents, but would also reduce domestic energy consumption, a statement from the European Commission said yesterday.
There is an intricate interplay between the REM-OFF and REM-ON neurons for REM sleep regulation.
Some changes in sleep regulation are biologic and linked to puberty; others are linked to social habits and environmental influences.
Valdoxan combines antidepressant efficacy, even in severely depressed patients, with an extremely favourable side-effect profile and has the additional benefit of sleep regulation in depressive patients, according to new data presented at the 18th Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) today.