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Sleep and Sleep Disorders: Basic Neuroscience and Circadian Rhythms

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Sleep and Sleep Disorders: Basic Neuroscience and Circadian Rhythms PSY 478

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First week of notes from Intro to Basic Neuroscience overview to Circadian Rhythms
Sleep and Sleep Disorders
Dr. Peck
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Psychology, neuroscience, sleep, Sleep Disorders




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Date Created: 01/21/16
PSY 478 Lecture Notes 1/19 -optional 8-page paper to replace midterm grade (research paper) -attendance taken randomly (not at beginning or end) Basic Neuroscience Overview: -Definition of Sleep  Perceptually disengaged- not responsive to environment/ surroundings  postural recumbence  behavioral acquiescence -Action Potential  VG sodium channels, K channels  ion efflux/influx -EEG: electroencephalogram -EOG: measures eye movements (should be going in opposite directions) -EMG: muscle movement (paralyzed during REM) Brain waves: -Slowest to fastest  Delta-Theta-Alpha-Sigma-Beta-Gamma -Stages of Sleep  N1  N2-Theta, also contains a K-complex and sleep spindle  N3- see early in the night but not later -REM: more frequent and longer, earlier in sleep cycle -Artifact: anything picked up in EEG that is not pertinent Reference electrode on bone to subtract 1/21 Circadian Rhythms:  Circadian: about a day  Ultradian: shorter than a day, 90 minutes  Infradian: longer than a day, menstrual cycle  Zeitgeber: cues that entrain circadian rhythms How do we know if we’ve been awake too long?:  Hypnogenic molecules  Adenosine (ATP: adenosine tryphosphate) o Down-regulator, inhibitory o Caffeine is an adenosine antagonist Sunlight’s affect on circadian rhythm:  Suprachiasmatic nucleus  Melatonin o Secreted when it is dark, suppressed when it is light out Non REM vs REM sleep non rem interacts with adenosine Circadian Disorders  Delayed sleep phase syndrome  Advanced sleep phase syndrome  Jet lag disorder  Shift work disorder  Irregular sleep/ wake rhythm  Free running (lack of exposure and light cues) Lifestyle changes and Drugs:  Sunglight  Don’t nap too much  Sleeping pills (not too often)  Modafinil (wakefulness drug)  Theophylline (stimulant in chocolate)  Oral melatonin o Delays circadian rhythm if taken in the morning o Taking in the evening helps advance circadian rhythm o Avoid light  Bright light exposure o Phase response curve (delay region: evening light shifts sleepiness), (advance region: light shifts) o Blue light affects us the most, red the least


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