Navigation Links
Is a good night's sleep crucial for your health?
Date:10/22/2007

In spring 2005 a large European research and training network was established to investigate the causes and implications of poor sleep from a medical as well as from a social point of view. This EU-financed sleep research project, The biomedical and sociological effects of sleep restriction, is coordinated by Dr. Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen (Stenberg) MD, PhD, at the University of Helsinki, Institute of Biomedicine.

The other partners are from UK (University of Surrey), Belgium (Universit Libre de Bruxelles), Germany (Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry & Center of Mental Health, Klinikum Ingolstadt) and Switzerland (University of Zurich).

The topic of the project is important and timely: our environment is changing to a 24/7 society, which inevitably means that time spent in sleep decreases. What are the consequences of this reduction for human health and well-being" This is the central question of the present consortium.

The training network consists of 16 young Marie Curie Fellows from 12 countries, who are trained in the six consortium laboratories by experienced mentors. They are researching the role of sleep in the quality of life; in mood disorders, and how it can affect performance, accident rates, and cardiovascular diseases. Animal models complement the project aiming to understand the basic mechanisms underlying sleep regulation and thereby provide recommendations for the development of new hypnotics.

Although the work is only half way through, interesting results have already emerged, and the project has now been nominated as one of the success stories among EU-funded projects.

The Helsinki group has investigated the effect of partial sleep loss on human health using an experimental setup that resembles a normal working week. They found that following sleep restriction to 4 hours per night, an individuals ability to perform complex tasks gradually decreased during the five days. Several changes in their imm
'/>"/>

Contact: Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen
porkka@cc.helsinki.fi
358-919-125-317
University of Helsinki
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Cure for sleepless nights
2. Understanding The Mystery Behind Sleepless Nights
3. Complex Apnea May Explain Sleepless Nights
4. Mood Swings and Late Nights are Signs That Your Teenage Kid is in Love
5. Older Women With Memory Problems at Increased Risk for Restless Nights
6. Memory Problem in Older Women Lead to Restless Nights
7. Late Nights may Make Preteens Antisocial and Aggressive
8. Good sleep enhances task performance
9. Individuals with sleep related breathing disorders more prone to heart disease
10. Sleep pattern to lead to depression
11. Sleep apnoea increases post-operative risks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... DC (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... its year-long, professional development programs this month. Faculty ... which focuses on nurse educators fast-tracked for administrative ... the Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators, featuring ... specialized area of nursing education. , Twenty ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Parker & Sons, Inc. ... in Arizona home contracting services reports a record number ... quality services in 2014. As a company that has ... 1970s, Parker and Sons is a business that is ... works side-by-side with other top quality companies in Arizona ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Recently, BambooFlooringChina.com, ... durable strand woven bamboo flooring collection , and launched ... 25%. The promotion is valid until Jan. 30, 2015. ... woven bamboo is the hardest bamboo flooring available today; ... resembling that of traditional teak hardwoods. Strand woven bamboo ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... BellasDress.com offers a wide range of women’s dresses, ... its BellasDress Christmas Sale , offering big discounts ... BellasDress is a famous online supplier of women’s dresses; ... series of promotions. The dress experts of the company ... are proud of offering high quality wedding dresses and ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... 21, 2014 When families in Coral Gables ... they call? The new answer is Lice Troopers . ... 33134, their newest treatment center will be the new go-to ... and without the use of harmful chemicals or pesticides. ... January 1, 2015. Like the company’s first clinic (located at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NLN Leadership Institute Announces 2015 Cohorts 2Health News:NLN Leadership Institute Announces 2015 Cohorts 3Health News:Parker & Sons Reports A Record Number Of Favorable References With Regard To Its Quality Services In 2014 2Health News:Parker & Sons Reports A Record Number Of Favorable References With Regard To Its Quality Services In 2014 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com Announced Its Durable Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring Collection 2Health News:BellasDress.com Announces its BellasDress Christmas Sale 2Health News:All-Natural Florida Lice Removal Company Opens New Lice Treatment Salon In South Florida 2
... , Working Together to Share Records Safely, Improve ... of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Kaiser Permanente today announced an ... Nation,s heroes. VA and Kaiser Permanente are launching a pilot ... Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) created by the Department of ...
... ... of Feeding America,s SNAP Outreach Efforts , CHICAGO, Nov. 25 ... $1 million donation from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to ... Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly named the Food Stamp Program. ...
... to normal human development - the Wnt/Wingless (Wnt) and ... ways that can promote tumor cell invasion and metastasis, ... Cancer Center report in the Nov. 25 issue of ... involves three signaling components known to correlate with invasive ...
... Melvin R. Kaplan, MD, FACP, a former Board Chair ... became Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center ... Physicians for his lifetime devotion to the care of patients. ... American College of Physicians will present Dr. Kaplan with the ...
... 2009 Physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center soon will ... patients with upper spinal-cord injuries or other diseases that keep ... St. Paul is only one of only two sites ... equipped to implant the device, called the NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing ...
... mitochondrial function plays in insulin production , WEDNESDAY, ... people with type 2 diabetes to lose insulin-producing ... treatments, U.S. researchers say. , Mitochondria provide energy ... when insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas can,t ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:VA and Kaiser Permanente Invite Veterans to Participate in Health Record Pilot Program 2Health News:Bank of America Charitable Foundation Presents $1 Million Contribution to Feeding America in an Effort to Help Connect Low-Income Americans With Federal Nutrition Programs 2Health News:Bank of America Charitable Foundation Presents $1 Million Contribution to Feeding America in an Effort to Help Connect Low-Income Americans With Federal Nutrition Programs 3Health News:Crosstalk between critical cell-signaling pathways holds clues to tumor invasion and metastasis 2Health News:Crosstalk between critical cell-signaling pathways holds clues to tumor invasion and metastasis 3Health News:1 of LA BioMed's founders to be honored 2Health News:New device implanted by surgeons help paralyzed patients breathe easier 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... DIEGO and CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. ... Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE ;  Sorrento), an ... associated pain, and Conkwest, Inc., a privately-held immuno-oncology ... Natural Killer (NK) cell-line based therapy, announced today ... agreement to jointly develop next generation CAR-TNK™ (pronounced ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014  Decision Resources Group finds that the laparoscopic ... will increase to a value of over $4.3 ... expansion in the large direct energy device market. In ... adopted due to the advantages they offer and as ... from Decision Resources Group,s coverage of the U.S. laparoscopic ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... CITY, Kan. , Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... PETX ), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the ... companion animals, today announced positive results from its ... innovative drug for treating pain in dogs with ... improvements in pain assessment scores that were statistically ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 2Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 3Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 4Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 5U.S. Laparoscopic Device Market Will Reach Over $4.3 Billion by 2023 2U.S. Laparoscopic Device Market Will Reach Over $4.3 Billion by 2023 3Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Top-Line Results from AT-001 Pivotal Field Study in Client-Owned Dogs with Osteoarthritis 2Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Top-Line Results from AT-001 Pivotal Field Study in Client-Owned Dogs with Osteoarthritis 3Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Top-Line Results from AT-001 Pivotal Field Study in Client-Owned Dogs with Osteoarthritis 4Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Top-Line Results from AT-001 Pivotal Field Study in Client-Owned Dogs with Osteoarthritis 5
Slick® Disposable Endotracheal Stylet, Nylon-coated wire, Malleable core, Sureloc Stop helps maintain desired length for patient safety. Handle forming capability for better grip. Sterile. Single...
... spine manipulation. Prevent dental and soft tissue ... alternative to X-ray. Light-guided intubation is based ... in the neck. This technique takes advantage ... relative to the esophagus. A well-defined, circumscribed ...
... of flexible lighting products. The first is ... different sizes 5", 10", and 15" (refers ... light). These lights are for use in ... ,The second group of flexible lights is ...
... of flexible lighting products. The first is ... different sizes 5", 10", and 15" (refers ... light). These lights are for use in ... ,The second group of flexible lights is ...
Medicine Products: