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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In just a few weeks she was able to get her sleep-wake cycle in sync with her schedule and with the sun's cycle.
Time zone change syndrome or jet lag is caused by the temporary divergence between the environmentally adequate sleep-wake cycle and the endogenous cycle generated by the circadian timing mechanism, usually after a trip during which at least two time zones are crossed.
Studies with adults have documented that patterns in the sleep-wake cycle are related to mood symptoms associated with BP.
The group observed the growth of newly born mice that has been exposed under bright light environment for 24 hours and discovered that the brain cell of the sleep-wake cycle was severely damaged.
It's also possible that, for some reason, your sleep-wake cycle is out of whack.
Preliminary findings of studies conducted in rats suggest that developmental alcohol exposure may indeed interfere with circadian clock function as evidenced by a shortened circadian sleep-wake cycle and changes in the release of certain brain chemicals (i.
Researchers believe that changes in the sleep-wake cycle (circadian rhythms) or decreases in sensory input may be linked to the onset of confusion in the late afternoon and evening.
The observation led to the hypothesis that the missing orexin somehow alters the mouse's sleep-wake cycle and causes a condition similar to narcolepsy, he said.
disturbance of sleep-wake cycle with insomnia or daytime sleepiness.
The sleep-wake cycle takes its cues from the others.
The researchers want to regulate the sleep-wake cycle by regulating the amount of exposure to blue-white (wakefulness) and yellow-white (sleepiness) light.
It is believed that rotating shifts make it more difficult for people to adjust to a regular sleep-wake cycle, and some research suggests that lack of sleep, or less sleep, may induce or worsen insulin resistance, authors said.