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Neuro-cognitive function in Insomnia and Circadian Disorders

Kennedy, Gerard (2008) Neuro-cognitive function in Insomnia and Circadian Disorders. Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 6 (1). A6-A6. ISSN 14469235

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Abstract

The synchronisation or entrainment of the brain to the local environment is managed by a system of internal ‘clock like’ cellular mechanisms (circadian system) that control the temporal organisation of the individual organism. Dysfunction of the circadian system is reflected in terms of temporal disorganisation observed in many aging individuals and in people with sleep disorders, jet-lag, and shift-lag. Research on the effects of chronic insomnia and circadian rhythms disorders, including; delayed sleep phase insomnia, jet lag and shift lag has shown that a range of serious pathophysiological changes may occur over time...

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID16007; chronic insomnia, circadian sleep disorders, neurocognitive function, aging people,
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
SEO Classification > 9299 Other Health
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2010 02:59
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2011 02:57
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2337
DOI: 10.1111/j.1479-8425.2008.00359_1.x
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