Navigation Links
Insomniacs have increased activity of stress hormones

Insomniacs suffer from increased blood levels of stress hormones, thereby there is continous activation of body's system fro responding to stress. Hence, the researchers suggest, doctors who treat insomnia should go beyond improving the quality or quantity of their patients' sleep and seek to reduce this hyperarousal, which is a risk factor for both psychiatric and medical illness.

Dr. Alexandros, of Ohio State University College of Medicine, and his associates monitored the sleep of 11 patients with insomnia and 13 people without sleep disturbances-contol group.// Blood was collected every 30 minutes for 24 hours, and levels of stress hormones -adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and cortisol were monitored.

The researchers found that due to the hormonal changes, especially cortisol particularly during evening and night time, insomniacs have the highest degree of sleep. Dr. Alexandros and colleagues propose that the physical mechanism of chronic insomnia differs from that of sleep loss, with chronic insomnia being a disorder of hyperarousal present throughout the 24-hour sleep/wake cycle.They suggest that increased production of stress hormones is likely to lead not only to depression, but also to high blood pressure, obesity and the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis.

He feels that doctors should now refocus their therapeutic goals and now work to decrease the levels of physiologic arousal in insomniacs, instead of aiming to improve nighttime sleep . According to researchers antidepressants should be recommended to insomniac patients which will decrease the activity of the strees system, instead of hypnotic drugs.

SOURCE: Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Sleep Aids Are Not The Best Option For Insomniacs
2. Mortality increased in Sporting enthusiasts!
3. Strokes increased during squatting
4. Asthmatics at increased risk of lung cancer
5. Renal problem increased
6. Risk of hemorrhagic stroke increased in smoking individuals
7. Heart attack risk increased by depression
8. Breast cancer risk not increased by acrylamide
9. Liver Cancer Risk increased in Diabetics
10. Study links diabetics to increased risk of urinary tract infections
11. CoQ10 bioavailability increased by Nanotechnology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Insomniacs have increased activity stress hormones

(Date:4/17/2014)... lost its status as the leading weapon against the ... life, with new research indicating it simply needs to ... use of the cheap anti-malarial drug chloroquine in treating ... of more than half a million people each year ... has developed resistance to chloroquine, but research carried out ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... the embryo. It begins as a glob of identical cells ... the cells of our lungs, muscles, nerves and all the ... feat of reverse tissue engineering, Stanford University researchers have begun ... to proliferate and transform into all of the specialized cells ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... 16, 2014): Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX) announced ... of CDX-1401 in solid tumors, including long-term patient follow-up, ... (Vol 6 Issue 232). The data demonstrate robust antibody ... in patients with very advanced cancers and suggest that ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... April 16, 2014 According to a new ... average-risk patients with one to two small polyps are ... cases. This may be an appropriate target for quality ... to quantify adherence to guidelines for timing of repeat ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... , Cases of diabetes and pre-diabetes in the United States ... Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with obesity apparently ... the burden of the disease has not hit all groups ... the elderly. , According to new research reported in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scientists find new way to fight malaria drug resistance 2Health News:Stanford scientists develop 'playbook' for reverse engineering tissue 2Health News:Stanford scientists develop 'playbook' for reverse engineering tissue 3Health News:Celldex's Phase 1 study of CDX-1401 published in Science Translational Medicine 2Health News:Celldex's Phase 1 study of CDX-1401 published in Science Translational Medicine 3Health News:Celldex's Phase 1 study of CDX-1401 published in Science Translational Medicine 4Health News:Surveillance colonoscopy recommendations for average-risk patients with 1 to 2 small polyps consistent with guidelines 2Health News:Surveillance colonoscopy recommendations for average-risk patients with 1 to 2 small polyps consistent with guidelines 3Health News:Pre-diabetes and diabetes nearly double over the past 2 decades 2
... , ... ... ... ...
... ... ... , ... , , ...
... of the blood or hematopoietic system derive from stem cell ... to all the different kinds of blood cells equally, said ... a report that appears in the current issue of the ... "While previous reports in journals have hinted at ...
... preparation (ICCBco) in the treatment of lung lesions ... experimental animal model, a research group in China ... pathological changes and pathological effect mechanism of expression ... of portal hypertensive rabbits with schistosomiasis. ...
... In tests, novel immunotherapy appears to combat mesothelioma tumors ... vaccine for the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma is safe, according ... tested the vaccine -- which infuses a patient,s own ... on 10 patients and found that it induced an ...
... , ... ... ... , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:'Less Is More' with the Innovation of Avemar(R) Fermented Wheat Germ Extract 2Health News:'Less Is More' with the Innovation of Avemar(R) Fermented Wheat Germ Extract 3Health News:'Less Is More' with the Innovation of Avemar(R) Fermented Wheat Germ Extract 4Health News:'Less Is More' with the Innovation of Avemar(R) Fermented Wheat Germ Extract 5Health News:Studies Detail Possible Benefits of omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dogs With Arthritis 2Health News:Studies Detail Possible Benefits of omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dogs With Arthritis 3Health News:Studies Detail Possible Benefits of omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dogs With Arthritis 4Health News:Theory of single stem cell for blood components challenged 2Health News:Treatment of portal hypertensive pulmonary lesions induced by schistosomiasis 2Health News:Vaccine for Asbestos-Related Cancer Looks Safe 2Health News:Hill-Rom Announces Second Quarter 2010 Dividend 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... its Symphony® CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous ... Doman , Executive Chairman and Interim CEO of Echo ... Tenth Annual Equity Conference. Mr. Doman ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NEW YORK , Jan. 15, 2014 ... research report is available in its catalogue: ... - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis ... PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Zafgen, Inc., a leading ... of severely obese patients, today announced initial results ... selective inhibitor of methionine aminopeptidase 2 (MetAP2), in ... of genetic obesity.  These results showed improvements in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 2PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 4PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 5Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 2Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 3Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 4
... Calif., May 5, 2011 Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... chief financial officer, is scheduled to present a company overview ... in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 10th at 10:00 a.m. ... The presentation will be webcast live and can be accessed ...
... May 5, 2011 Rochester Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ... ended March 31, 2011. The Company reported record ... for the second quarter of last year.  It also reported ... to net loss of ($351,000) or ($0.03) per diluted share ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Rochester Medical Reports Second Quarter Results 2Rochester Medical Reports Second Quarter Results 3Rochester Medical Reports Second Quarter Results 4Rochester Medical Reports Second Quarter Results 5Rochester Medical Reports Second Quarter Results 6Rochester Medical Reports Second Quarter Results 7Rochester Medical Reports Second Quarter Results 8Rochester Medical Reports Second Quarter Results 9Rochester Medical Reports Second Quarter Results 10
... The PalmScan A2000 A-Scan [i.e., PalmScan A2000] ... biometer, which incorporates A-mode pulsed-echo ultrasound,technology, and ... the axial length (AL), anterior,chamber depth (ACD), ... This PalmScan A2000,device is also intended for ...
... TOX/See™ is a 1-step, hand-held, point-of-care device for ... in human urine. The TOX/See device can ... abused drugs in 3 to 8 minutes and ... TOX/See cassette is individually packaged to maximize convenience ...
... device for the qualitative detection of drug or ... device can detect up to nine of the ... minutes and requires only a few drops of ... maximize convenience and ease of use. TOX/See features ...
... device for the qualitative detection of drug or ... device can detect up to nine of the ... minutes and requires only a few drops of ... maximize convenience and ease of use. TOX/See features ...
Medicine Products: