Core temperature and melatonin circadian rhythm period lengths are longer in delayed sleep phase disorder patients than controls

Gorica Micic, Nicole Lovato, Michael Gradisar, Sally Ferguson, Helen Burgess, Leon Lack

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    Abstract

    Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD) is assumed to be caused by a persistent 2–6 h delay in the timing of patients’ biological clocks. Another mechanism, the endogenous circadian rhythm period lengths (i.e., taus) of core temperature and melatonin may contribute to the maintenance of the phase delay and resistance
    to effective treatment. It was hypothesized that DSPD patients would display significantly longer taus compared to controls, thus contributing to its aetiology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number150
    Pages (from-to)34
    Number of pages1
    JournalJournal of Sleep Research
    Volume23
    Issue numbers1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2014
    Event22nd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society - Tallin, Estonia
    Duration: 16 Sep 201420 Sep 2014

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