Neuro-cognitive function in Insomnia and Circadian Disorders

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


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...

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > SEO Classification > 9299 Other Health
Keywords ResPubID16007; chronic insomnia, circadian sleep disorders, neurocognitive function, aging people,
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