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Month: October 2013

Melatonin

The sleep hormone, melatonin which is a key regulator of sleep could be also important link collecting circadian timing and insulin secretion. Melatonin production is suppressed by light and peaks around 3 to 5 hours after sleep onset. It regulates the sleep-wake cycle by lowering body temperature and causing drowsiness and promoting sleep. It was […]
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Sleep and Metabolism

There is strong evidence (Lancet, June 2013) that insufficient sleep and disruption in circadian rhythm contribute to pathogenesis of metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Since world wide metabolic syndrome is on the rise, epidemiological and clinical studies have shown that short duration and poor quality of sleep may predict the development of type 2 […]
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