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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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The overarehing goal is to optimally synchronize the sleep's Process C and Process S, a 2-process model of sleep regulation which is beyond the scope of this paper but can be reviewed elsewhere.
The study concluded "BMAL1 expression in skeletal muscle is both necessary and sufficient to regulate total sleep amount and reveal that critical components of normal sleep regulation occur in muscle.
Sleep-wake disturbances in people with cancer part I: An overview of sleep, sleep regulation, and effects of disease and treatment.
Their results agree with the hypothesis that homeostatic sleep regulation differs between morning types and evening types, with morning types showing indications of a higher rate of dissipation of sleep pressure during the night.
Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder of sleep regulation that affects the control of sleep and wakefulness.
Borbely, "A two process model of sleep regulation," Human Neurobiology, vol.
In the central nervous system TNF-[alpha] is a multipotent cytokine produced by neurons, glia, and microvascular endothelial cells that is implicated in several physiological events, such as memory consolidation and sleep regulation.
Thus alterations in orexin levels might be related to disordered sleep regulation observed in obese humans and animal models.
Pathways to adolescent health sleep regulation and behavior.
Pathways to adolescent health: sleep regulation and behavior.
According to Borbely's Two-Process Model of Sleep Regulation (1982), sleep-wake behavior is regulated by the joint action of an exponentially increasing drive for sleep -sleep homeostasis or Process S- and by variations in sleep propensity due to a biological circadian oscillator (Process C).