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:


(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... Chief Executive Officer of the medical device company, effective immediately. , “This is ... “Kevin has a strong track record in medical device market development and ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... , ... Whole Health Supply, LLC is announcing the release of an updated version of their ... , The 2017 edition has wide jaws that will accommodate nails up to 4mm ... as diabetics. This handle is reinforced for extra strength when pressing down on dense nails ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... , ... Wondering where to go this Valentine's Day? Well, there is a ... romantic, lobster feast in the comfort of your own home. Lobster Gram is introducing ... be featured until February 15th, 2017. , Romantic Dinner one is Lobster Gram's ...
(Date:1/14/2017)... ... January 13, 2017 , ... ... Soul, incorporating a magnesium-rich Mediterranean diet may lower the risk of type 2 ... notes that the many health and wellness benefits linked to a Mediterranean diet ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... ... ... The 18th European Congress: Perspectives in Lung Cancer will be held in Madrid ... expertly designed to meet the educational needs of European oncology clinicians and researchers who ... Giorgio V. Scagliotti, Professor of Oncology at the University of Torino, and organized by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/16/2017)... LOVELAND, Colo. , Jan. 16, 2017  Northern ... , is bringing advanced laser treatments to ... specialty clinic focuses solely on the removal of unwanted ... and fading for tattoo cover-ups. "Tattoos are ... out the way we hope they would," said ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... January 16, 2017 ... Product Type (Methyl, Ethyl, Hydroxyethyl, Hydroxypropyl, Carboxymethyl ... Beverages, Surface Coatings & Paints), Region - ... the market was valued at USD 4.51 ... reach USD 6.41 Billion by 2021, at ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... -- Transparency Market Research states that the leading ... a huge share of 43% in 2015. Apple Inc., F.Hoffmann-La ... overall market, grabbing the undivided attention of buyers with their ... strong product portfolio is expected to keep these companies in ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: