Associations between objective measures of physical activity, sleep and stress levels among preschool children

Cortisol is often used as a biological marker for stress. When measured in urine or serum, representing a short-term measurement of the hormone, it has been associated with unfavorable sleep characteristics an...
Source: BMC Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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Conclusion: The responses to this Brazilian survey revealed that few intensive care units had a program for promoting sleep, although almost all participants recognized the importance of sleep in patient recovery.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
Conditions:   Healthy;   Nursing Caries Intervention:   Other: reflexology Sponsor:   Dicle University Completed
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Authors: Bondy SC, Campbell A Abstract Melatonin is well known as a neuroendocrine hormone that promotes sleep. However, the many other attributes of melatonin are less apparent and not as widely appreciated. The purpose of this review is to summarize the qualities of melatonin relating to immune function. The relevance of melatonin in partially or wholly restoring optimal function in a series of disorders related to immune dysfunction is addressed. This includes the potential relief of both autoimmune diseases and many other ailments involving abnormal immune responses, including the overall diminished effectivene...
Source: Current Aging Science - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Curr Aging Sci Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2020Source: Journal of Theoretical BiologyAuthor(s): Sofia H. Piltz, Cecilia G. Diniz Behn, Victoria Booth
Source: Journal of Theoretical Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Hi! I was wondering if anyone had tips for surviving early pregnancy as a physician. I feel awful and just want to curl in a ball and sleep. I'm an attending and getting coverage is a challenge.
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Women in Healthcare Source Type: forums
Sleep is pivotal for memory consolidation. According to two-stage accounts, memory traces are gradually translocated from hippocampus to neocortex during non-rapid-eye-movement (NREM) sleep. Mechanistically, this information transfer is thought to rely on interactions between thalamocortical spindles and hippocampal ripples. To test this hypothesis, we analyzed intracranial and scalp Electroencephalography sleep recordings from pre-surgical epilepsy patients. We first observed a concurrent spindle power increase in hippocampus (HIPP) and neocortex (NC) time-locked to individual hippocampal ripple events. Coherence analysis...
Source: eLife - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Neuroscience Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The high -aminobutyric acid levels and disrupted balance of -aminobutyric acid-to-Glx including glutamate in the anterior cingulate cortex may contribute to understanding the pathophysiology and treatment of Internet and smartphone addiction and associated comorbidities.
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: FUNCTIONAL Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewPrevious research has struggled with identifying clear-cut, objective counterparts to subjective distress in insomnia. Approaching this discrepancy with a focus on hyperarousal and dysfunctional affective processes, studies examining brain structures and neural networks involved in affect and arousal are reviewed and conclusions for an updated understanding of insomnia are drawn.Recent FindingsRecent studies found that amygdala reactivity, morphometry and adaptation in insomnia are altered, indicating that processing of negative stimuli is intensified and more lasting. Also, patients with insomnia ...
Source: Current Psychiatry Reports - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewBehavioural sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are common and burdensome for both the child and their family. We provide an up-to-date review on behavioural sleep interventions and their core features and conclude with expert recommendations regarding the modification of interventions for children with ASD.Recent FindingsIn the past 3  years, four original research studies (n ≥ 10) have evaluated behavioural sleep interventions for children with ASD (one RCT, three pre-post studies). All four studies reported significant improvements across various sl...
Source: Current Psychiatry Reports - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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