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Evaluating Patterns and Factors Related to Sleep Disturbances in Prostate Cancer Patients

Prostate cancer patients may experience disturbed sleep as a result of their diagnosis or treatment. This study sought to evaluate disturbed sleep and excessive daytime sleepiness in newly diagnosed patients and those receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). This study was conducted with 74 patients. Subjective data using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Epworth […]

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Publication Date: May 30, 2022


Associations between circadian misalignment and telomere length in BD: an actigraphy study

Background Life expectancy is significantly decreased in bipolar disorder (BD). This is associated with accelerated cellular aging which can be estimated by telomere length (TL). However, specific determinants of shorter TL in BD are under-explored. This study examines whether circadian misalignment (i.e. mismatch between preferred and actual phase of circadian activity rhythms) is associated with […]

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Publication Date: May 27, 2022


Associations among pre-sleep arousal, facets of emotion dysregulation, and sleep quality and efficiency during pregnancy

Introduction Pre-sleep arousal contributes to over 50% of pregnant people experiencing poor sleep quality and clinical insomnia. Given that poor sleep during pregnancy is associated with depression and suicide ideation, there is a critical need to identify intervention targets, such as difficulties with emotion regulation. However, emotion dysregulation is multifaceted and warrants further investigation in […]

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Publication Date: May 25, 2022


The Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Procedure for Detecting Changes in Intensive Longitudinal Data in Psychological Research in Real-Time: A Tutorial Showcasing Potential Applications

Affect, behavior, and severity of psychopathological symptoms do not remain static throughout the life of an individual, but rather they change over time. Since the rise of the smartphone, longitudinal data can be obtained at higher frequencies than ever before, providing new opportunities for investigating these person-specific changes in real-time. Since 2019, researchers have started […]

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Publication Date: May 22, 2022


Work schedule and seasonal influences on sleep and fatigue in helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft operations in extreme environments

Sleep and fatigue were investigated in aviation search and rescue, firefighting, emergency medical services and offshore transfer operations in 210 participants, for 21 days each, across 17 datasets in seven countries. Sleep data were collected using wrist-worn actigraphs and sleep diaries. Sustained attention was assessed using a 5-min Psychomotor Vigilance Task (PVT). Duty information was […]

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Publication Date: May 18, 2022


The effect of sleep continuity disruption on multimodal emotion processing and regulation: a laboratory‐based, randomised, controlled experiment in good sleepers

Previous research shows that experimental sleep deprivation alters emotion processing, suggesting a potential mechanism linking sleep disruption to mental ill-health. Extending previous work, we experimentally disrupted sleep continuity in good sleepers and assessed next-day emotion processing and regulation using tasks with established sensitivity to depression. In a laboratory-based study, 51 good sleepers (37 female; mean […]

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Publication Date: May 16, 2022


Night‐to‐night variation in sleep associates with day‐to‐day variation in vigilance, cognition, memory, and behavioral problems in Alzheimer’s disease

Introduction Sleep disturbances are commonly reported in people living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but it is currently unknown whether night-to-night variation in sleep predicts day-to-day variation in vigilance, cognition, mood, and behavior (daytime measures). Methods Subjective and objective sleep and daytime measures were collected daily for 2 weeks in 15 participants with mild AD, eight […]

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Publication Date: May 16, 2022


The activity patterns of nonworking and working sled dogs

There are limited studies investigating the combined effects of biological, environmental, and human factors on the activity of the domestic dog. Sled dogs offer a unique opportunity to examine these factors due to their close relationship with handlers and exposure to the outdoors. Here, we used accelerometers to measure the activity of 52 sled dogs […]

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Publication Date: May 14, 2022


Assessment of impact of stress on objectively and subjectively measured sleep quality in the working population

I N T R O D U C T I ON: Stress is ubiquitous and has a multidirectional impact on our health. One of the most visible problems caused by stress is sleep disturbance. The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of subjectively assessed stress on objectively and subjectively measured sleep quality […]

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Publication Date: May 1, 2022


Sleep behavior and chronotype before and throughout pregnancy

Study objective To compare sleep behavior before and during pregnancy. Methods In this prospective cohort study, healthy women were followed from pre-pregnancy until delivery. At pre-pregnancy and each trimester, participants completed validated questionnaires of chronotype and sleep quality and timing, including the Munich ChronoType Questionnaire, Epworth Sleepiness Scale, and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. The primary […]

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Publication Date: April 27, 2022


Sleep Disturbance and Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Prospective mHealth Study

Background: Sleep disturbances and poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are common in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Sleep disturbances, such as less total sleep time, more waking periods after sleep onset, and higher levels of nonrestorative sleep, may be a driver of HRQoL. However, understanding whether these sleep disturbances reduce HRQoL has, to date, […]

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Publication Date: April 22, 2022


Globus Pallidus internus deep brain stimulation: An alternative treatment for Epilesia partialis continua

Resective surgery may involve an unacceptable risk of permanent neurological deficits in drug-resistant epilepsies so alternative strategies are required. In this regard, palliative neuromodulation has shown promise [[1]]. Epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) is an epileptic syndrome defined as a subclass of focal motor status epilepticus manifesting with frequent repetitive epileptic myoclonia affecting the limbs and/or […]

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Publication Date: April 17, 2022


On the Road to Camarón: The Sleep of an Ultra-Endurance Athlete Cycling 10,000 km in 24 Days

The impact of sleep on performance is fundamental for ultra-endurance athletes, but studies on this issue are rare. The current investigation examined the sleep and performance of a cyclist engaged in a simulated 10,000 km tour. The sleep behavior of the athlete (age, 57; height, 1.85 m; mass, 81 kg) before, during (i.e., 23 nights), […]

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Publication Date: April 9, 2022


Neural spatio-temporal patterns of information processing related to cognitive conflict and correct or false recognitions

Using a visual short-term memory task and employing a new methodological approach, we analyzed neural responses from the perspective of the conflict level and correctness/erroneous over a longer time window. Sixty-five participants performed the short-term memory task in the fMRI scanner. We explore neural spatio-temporal patterns of information processing in the context of correct or […]

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Publication Date: March 28, 2022


Effects of experimental sleep restriction on energy intake, energy expenditure, and visceral obesity

Background Although the consequences of sleep deficiency for obesity risk are increasingly apparent, experimental evidence is limited and there are no studies on body fat distribution. Objectives The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of experimentally-induced sleep curtailment in the setting of free access to food on energy intake, energy expenditure, and […]

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Publication Date: March 28, 2022


Efficacy of light therapy for cancer-related fatigue in (non-) Hodgkin Lymphoma survivors: results of a randomized controlled trial

Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most frequently reported symptoms after treatment for (non-)Hodgkin lymphoma. This dissertation describes the procedure and results of the SPARKLE trial which primarily aimed to investigate whether light therapy can be used as a treatment for chronic cancer-related fatigue since the diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma or diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. […]

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Publication Date: March 24, 2022


Time Course of Motor Sleep Inertia Dissipation According to Age

Sleep inertia (SI) refers to a complex psychophysiological phenomenon observed after morning awakening that can be described as the gradual recovery of waking-like status after a night of sleep. The time course of SI dissipation in an everyday life condition is little studied. The present study aims to investigate the SI dissipation in motor activity, […]

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Publication Date: March 23, 2022


Timely sleep coupling: spindle-slow wave synchrony is linked to early amyloid-β burden and predicts memory decline

Sleep alteration is a hallmark of ageing and emerges as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). While the fine-tuned coalescence of sleep microstructure elements may influence age-related cognitive trajectories, its association with AD processes is not fully established. Here, we investigated whether the coupling of spindles and slow waves is associated with early amyloid-beta […]

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Publication Date: March 19, 2022


Exploring the relationship of sleep, cognition, and cortisol in sickle cell disease

Background Neurocognitive impairment is common in people with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and evidence is accumulating that sleep disturbances play a role. The interaction between cortisol and sleep in the general population is associated with cognition as well as general wellbeing but there are few data in SCD. We aimed to understand the relationship between […]

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Publication Date: March 12, 2022


Testing Function Focused Care for Acute Care using the Evidence Integration Triangle: Protocol description

This manuscript provides the protocol for a National Institute of Aging-funded cluster randomized clinical trial that focuses on helping nurses in acute care to engage patients with dementia in physical activity while hospitalized using an approach referred to as function-focused care. Physical activity is defined as bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles resulting in the […]

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Publication Date: March 11, 2022


Impact of sleep timing on attention, sleepiness, and sleep quality among real-life night shift workers with shift work disorder: a cross-over clinical trial

Study objectives: To examine the effect of sleep timing intervention on sleep quality, attention, and sleepiness at work among night shift workers with shift work disorder. Methods: We recruited 60 real-life night shift workers through advertisements to participate this cross-over clinical trial. Shift work disorder was confirmed with interview and sleep log. Participants were designated […]

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Publication Date: March 10, 2022


Time-of-day matters-pronounced regional morning-to-evening effects in structural brain metrics

In recent decades magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has established itself as the golden standard for studying human brain structure in health and disease. As a result, it has become increasingly more important to identify factors that may influence study outcomes and contribute to misleading conclusions. With the regional time-of-day (TOD) differences in structural brain metrics […]

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Publication Date: March 7, 2022


The Effect of Rugby Union Match Play on Sleep Patterns and Subsequent Impact on Postmatch Fatigue Responses

Purpose: Sleep is recognized as an important recovery strategy, yet little is known regarding its impact on postmatch fatigue. The aims of this study were to (1) describe sleep and postmatch fatigue, (2) understand how sleep is affected by contextual and match factors, and (3) assess how changes in sleep can affect postmatch fatigue. Methods: […]

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Publication Date: March 1, 2022


Circadian and Sleep Modulation of Dreaming in Women with Major Depression

Growing evidence indicates an association between reduced dream recall and depressive symptomatology. Here, we tested the prediction that reduced dream recall in individuals experiencing major depressive disorder (MDD) is due to alterations in circadian and sleep processes. Nine young healthy women (20–31 years) and eight young unmedicated women (20–31 years) diagnosed with MDD underwent a […]

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Publication Date: February 28, 2022


Detailed Clinical and Functional Studies of New MTOR Variants in Smith-Kingsmore Syndrome Reveal Deficits of Circadian and Sleep Homeostasis

Heterozygous de novo or inherited gain-of-function mutations in the MTOR gene cause Smith-Kingsmore Syndrome (SKS). SKS is a rare autosomal dominant condition, and individuals with SKS display macrocephaly/megalencephaly, developmental delay, intellectual disability, and seizures. A few dozen individuals are reported in the literature. Here, we report a cohort of 28 individuals with SKS that represent […]

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Publication Date: February 21, 2022


Slow oscillation–spindle coupling strength predicts real-life gross-motor learning in adolescents and adults

Previously, we demonstrated that precise temporal coordination between slow oscillations (SOs) and sleep spindles indexes declarative memory network development (Hahn et al., 2020). However, it is unclear whether these findings in the declarative memory domain also apply in the motor memory domain. Here, we compared adolescents and adults learning juggling, a real-life gross-motor task. Juggling […]

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Publication Date: February 21, 2022


Do holidays change subjective sleep length or sleep debt in shift work disorder?

In shift work disorder (SWD), disturbed sleep acutely impairs employees’ recovery, but little attention has been paid to sleep during longer recovery periods. We examined how holidays affect self-estimated sleep length, sleep debt, and recovery in cases of SWD. Twenty-one shift workers with questionnaire-based SWD and nine reference cases without SWD symptoms completed a questionnaire […]

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Publication Date: February 15, 2022


Chronic circadian disruption on a high-fat diet impairs glucose tolerance

Background Nearly 14% of Americans experience chronic circadian disruption due to shift work, increasing their risk of obesity, diabetes, and other cardiometabolic disorders. These disorders are also exacerbated by modern eating habits such as frequent snacking and consumption of high-fat foods. Methods We investigated the effects of recurrent circadian disruption (RCD) on glucose metabolism in […]

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Publication Date: February 9, 2022


Multispecies probiotic administration reduces emotional salience and improves mood in subjects with moderate depression: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

Background The potential antidepressant properties of probiotics have been suggested, but their influence on the emotional processes that may underlie this effect is unclear. Methods Depressed volunteers (n = 71) were recruited into a randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled study to explore the effects of a daily, 4-week intake of a multispecies probiotic or placebo on emotional […]

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Publication Date: February 7, 2022


Effects of a hybrid digital Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia and Emotion Regulation in the workplace

Introduction: This trial tests the efficacy of implementing a hybrid digital cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (dCBT-I) and emotion regulation (ER) in the workplace. The study protocol follows on the SPIRIT (Standard Protocol Items for Randomized Trials) 2013 recommendations. Methods and analysis: Mixed methods evaluation with a two-arm randomised waitlist control design of a six […]

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Publication Date: February 4, 2022


Sleep moderates the effects of Tibetan yoga for women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy

This study examined self-reported and actigraphy-assessed sleep and depression as moderators of the effect of a Tibetan yoga intervention on sleep and depression among women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. This is a secondary analysis of an RCT examining a 4-session Tibetan yoga program (TYP; n = 74) versus stretching program (STP; n = 68) or usual care (UC; […]

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Publication Date: February 2, 2022


Boosting Recovery During Sleep by Means of Auditory Stimulation

Sufficient recovery during sleep is the basis of physical and psychological well-being. Understanding the physiological mechanisms underlying this restorative function is essential for developing novel approaches to promote recovery during sleep. Phase-targeted auditory stimulation (PTAS) is an increasingly popular technique for boosting the key electrophysiological marker of recovery during sleep, slow-wave activity (SWA, 1–4 Hz […]

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Publication Date: February 2, 2022


Cross-sectional study of intraocular cataract lens replacement, circadian rest-activity rhythms and sleep quality in older adults

Study objectives: Age-related cataract decreases light transmission at the most sensitive spectrum for circadian photoentrainment, with negative ramifications for human health. Here, we assessed whether intraocular lens replacement (IOL) in older patients with previous cataract was associated with increased stability and amplitude of circadian rest-activity rhythms, and sleep quality. Methods: Our cross-sectional study included sixteen […]

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Publication Date: January 27, 2022


A Population Analysis Approach using Mobility Data and Correlation Networks for Depression Episodes Detection

Depression is one of the common mental illnesses that is impacting millions of people around the world. Although here are numerous clinical diagnostic procedures available, the majority of them are predominantly based on selfreporting of patients and/or observational assessment by clinicians. Recent studies show that depression could alter the motor skills and lessen the overall […]

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Publication Date: January 24, 2022


Effects of different light incident angles via a head-mounted device on the magnitude of nocturnal melatonin suppression in healthy young subjects

Bright light is a primary zeitgeber (synchronizer) for the central circadian pacemaker in humans. Recently, head-mounted devices for light therapy have been developed to treat patients suffering from circadian rhythm sleep disorders. In this study, to evaluate the influence of the light incident angle of head-mounted devices on the human circadian pacemaker, we examined the […]

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Publication Date: January 21, 2022


Low physical activity is associated with two hypokinetic motor abnormalities in psychosis

Individuals with schizophrenia engage in more sedentary behavior than healthy controls, which is thought to contribute to multiple health adversities. Age, medication side effects and environment are critical determinants of physical activity in psychosis. While motor abnormalities are frequently observed in psychosis, their association with low physical activity has received little interest. Here, we aimed […]

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Publication Date: January 18, 2022


Order matters: sleep spindles contribute to memory consolidation only when followed by rapid-eye-movement sleep

Sleep is known to benefit memory consolidation, but little is known about the contribution of sleep stages within the sleep cycle. The sequential hypothesis proposes that memories are first replayed during nonrapid-eye-movement (NREM or N) sleep and then integrated into existing networks during rapid-eye-movement (REM or R) sleep, two successive critical steps for memory consolidation. […]

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Publication Date: January 17, 2022


An exploratory study of associations between sleep timing variability and cardiometabolic health in middle-aged adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Sleep is increasingly recognised as an important risk factor for metabolic disease, and as an important influence on severity in established metabolic disease. Recent evidence suggests that sleep timing variability (the day-to-day fluctuations of sleep timing) may be an important factor in metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus. In the current study, we […]

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Publication Date: January 11, 2022


Effects of Circadian Phase Tailored Light Therapy on Sleep, Mood, and Cognition in Alzheimer’s Disease: Preliminary Findings in a Pivotal Study

It is shown that the circadian system is affected in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) even at an early stage of the disease and that such dysfunction may be detrimental to sleep, mood, and cognitive functioning. Light is a strong central  modulator of the circadian rhythms and is potentially beneficial to mood and cognitive functioning […]

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Publication Date: January 6, 2022


SLEEP: intervention with weighted blankets for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sleep problems: study protocol for a randomised control trial

Introduction and objectives Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an increased risk of sleep problems. Weighted blankets are one possible non-pharmacological intervention for these problems in this group of children. However, the effectiveness of weighted blankets is insufficiently investigated. This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of weighted blankets in terms of sleep, […]

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Publication Date: January 4, 2022


The impact of sleep restriction on skin parameters and facial appearance of 24 women

Background Total sleep deprivation has a visible impact on subjective facial appearance. However, there is a lack of knowledge on how moderate sleep restriction objectively impairs skin quality and facial aspect. Methods Twenty-four healthy good-sleeping women, aged 30-50, volunteered for this study on the impact of sleep restriction (SR) on their facial skin. SR was […]

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Publication Date: December 8, 2021


Relationships between quality of sleep and cerebral amyloid load in the elderly

Goal Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by an accumulation of amyloid β proteins (pAβ) in the brain. Recent studies indicate that brain protein extrusion is a physiological phenomenon that takes place during deep sleep phases. The relationship between the accumulation of pAβ and the quality of sleep in the elderly is still poorly understood. Our study […]

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Publication Date: December 7, 2021


More than sleep and wake disturbances: an actigraphic study showing the sleep-wake pattern dysregulation in epilepsy

Objective This study aimed to assess the sleep-wake pattern in patients with epilepsy compared to controls. Methods Patients with epilepsy and controls underwent a 14-day actigraphic recording to evaluate the rest-activity cycle. A sleep medicine interview was performed to exclude conditions interfering with the sleep-wake cycle in both patients and controls. Patients presenting seizures during […]

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Publication Date: November 30, 2021


Using Actigraphy and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) to Assess Sleep Quality and Sleep Arousal of Three App-Based Interventions: Sleep Music, Sleepcasts, and Guided Mindfulness

Reduced sleep quality is pronounced among the majority of the US population and is associated with decreased quality of life. The development of solutions that can aid in improving sleep quality is therefore imperative. This study examined the impact of 3 app-based interventions on physiological regulation of sleep arousal, sleep quality, and cognitive functioning using […]

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Publication Date: November 30, 2021


A direct comparison of wrist actigraphy and sleep diaries in measuring sleep in healthy adults

Measuring sleep and sleep quality is an important diagnostic and monitoring tool, and a number of different methods for measurement have been developed over the last half-century. Two prevalent methods include wrist actigraphy and sleep diaries. Both methods can be applied in different circumstances, but both have strengths and weaknesses. This study aimed to identify […]

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Publication Date: November 19, 2021


The influence of integrative lighting on sleep and cognitive functioning of shift workers during the morning shift in an assembly plant

It is well known that exposure to light at the right time of the day is important to synchronise our circadian rhythm and enhance cognitive functioning. There is, however, a lack of field studies investigating which lighting characteristics are necessary to improve sleep and cognitive functioning. A controlled field study with 80 shift workers was […]

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Publication Date: November 11, 2021


Extracting Circadian and Sleep Parameters from Longitudinal Data in Schizophrenia for the Design of Pragmatic Light Interventions

Sleep and circadian rhythm dysfunction is prevalent in schizophrenia, is associated with distress and poorer clinical status, yet remains an under-recognized therapeutic target. The development of new therapies requires the identification of the primary drivers of these abnormalities. Understanding of the regulation of sleep-wake timing is now sufficiently advanced for mathematical model-based analyses to identify […]

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Publication Date: November 10, 2021


Do Mothers Have Worse Sleep Than Fathers? Sleep Imbalance, Parental Stress, and Relationship Satisfaction in Working Parents

Purpose Previous research indicates that mothers take a larger responsibility for child care during the night and that they have more disturbed sleep than fathers. The purpose of this study was to determine whether such a sleep imbalance exists in working parents of young children, and the extent to which it depends on the way […]

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Publication Date: November 2, 2021


How Smart Is It to Go to Bed with the Phone? The Impact of Short-Wavelength Light and Affective States on Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

Previously, we presented our preliminary results (N = 14) investigating the effects of short-wavelength light from a smartphone during the evening on sleep and circadian rhythms (Höhn et al., 2021). Here, we now demonstrate our full sample (N = 33 men), where polysomnography and body temperature were recorded during three experimental nights and subjects read […]

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Publication Date: October 28, 2021


Chronotype as self-regulation: morning preference is associated with better working memory strategy independent of sleep

Study objectives We set out to examine how chronotype (diurnal preference) is connected to ability to function in natural conditions where individuals cannot choose their sleep schedule. We conducted a cross-sectional study in military conscript service to test the hypothesis that sleep deprivation mediates the adverse effects of chronotype on cognitive functioning. We also examined […]

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Publication Date: October 18, 2021


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