Ancestral sleep

Authors
de la Iglesia, Daniel Horacio; Moreno, Claudia; Lowden, Arne; Louzada, Fernando; Marqueze, Elaine; Levandovski, Rosa; Pilz, Luisa K.; Valeggia, Claudia Rita; Fernandez Duque, Eduardo; Golombek, Diego Andrés; Czeisler, Charles A.; Skene, Debra J.; Duffy, Jeanne F.; Roenneberg, Till
Publication Year
2016
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
While we do not yet understand all the functions of sleep, its critical role for normal physiology and behaviour is evident. Its amount and temporal pattern depend on species and condition. Humans sleep about a third of the day with the longest, consolidated episode during the night. The change in lifestyle from hunter-gatherers via agricultural communities to densely populated industrialized centres has certainly affected sleep, and a major concern in the medical community is the impact of insufficient sleep on health [1,2]. One of the causal mechanisms leading to insufficient sleep is altered exposure to the natural light-dark cycle. This includes the wide availability of electric light, attenuated exposure to daylight within buildings, and evening use of light-emitting devices, all of which decrease the strength of natural light-dark signals that entrain circadian systems [3].
Fil: de la Iglesia, Daniel Horacio. University of Washington; Estados Unidos
Fil: Moreno, Claudia. Stockholms Universitet; Suecia. Universidade de Sao Paulo; Brasil. Stockholms Universitet; Suecia
Fil: Lowden, Arne. Stockholms Universitet; Suecia
Fil: Louzada, Fernando. Universidade Federal do Paraná; Brasil
Fil: Marqueze, Elaine. Universidade de Sao Paulo; Brasil. Universidade Católica de Santos; Brasil
Fil: Levandovski, Rosa. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; Brasil
Fil: Pilz, Luisa K.. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; Brasil. Ludwig Maximilians Universitat; Alemania
Fil: Valeggia, Claudia Rita. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. University of Yale; Estados Unidos
Fil: Fernandez Duque, Eduardo. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. University of Yale; Estados Unidos
Fil: Golombek, Diego Andrés. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de Quilmes. Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnología; Argentina
Fil: Czeisler, Charles A.. Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Estados Unidos. Harvard Medical School; Estados Unidos
Fil: Skene, Debra J.. University of Surrey. Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences; Reino Unido
Fil: Duffy, Jeanne F.. Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Estados Unidos. Harvard Medical School; Estados Unidos
Fil: Roenneberg, Till. Ludwig Maximilians Universitat; Alemania
Subject
SLEEP
LIGHT
CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS
Otras Ciencias Biológicas
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/44785