Sleep Health - This project is a group of studies investigating how the various factors of exercise, food and beverages may affect sleep health in normal individuals, athletes or those with sleep complaints.
The cluster of projects employs skills in polysomnography (sleep EEG, EMG and ECG).
It has been shown that sleep loss markedly decreases cognitive and executive functioning, alters glucose metabolism (decreased glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity), modulates the neuroendocrine regulation of appetite (increased hunger and appetite, which may lead to overeating and weight gain), and activates the inflammatory processes (increased C-reactive protein and proinflammatory cytokines).
It is clear that sleep has a very important physiological and cognitive purpose. Thus we explore ways (exercise or dietary approach) that may improve sleep health in athletes and in individuals with sleep complaints.
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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 547
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