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.

Summary

The cluster of projects employs skills in polysomnography (sleep EEG, EMG and ECG).

Supervisor(s)

Associate Professor Chin Moi Chow

Research Location

Exercise, Health and Performance Research Group

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

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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Keywords

Sleep, diet, exercise training, sports performance, sleep deprivation, insomnia, adolescents

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 547

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