Lecture: Why do we sleep?
The Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures are a series of open lectures for all researchers and other interested in and around the Copenhagen area. Every 4 weeks, on a Thursday evening, you are invited for lectures on themes with a general interest for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers and bioscience researchers in general. Often there will be a cross-disciplinary focus. We are glad to welcome Maiken Nedergaard and Poul Jørgen Jennum, together they will discuss why do we sleep and the nightlife of the brain.Read more
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Sleep is a fundamental biologic need; disturbances in sleep-wake pattern causes significant morbidity and mortality. Sleep – wake regulation is regulated by complex mechanism involving several brain structures; brain stem, hypothalamus, thalamus and the forebrain. Diseases which involve these mechanism causes significant disturbances; e.g. narcolepsy is cause by destruction of hypocretinergic cells in hypothalamus causing destruction of sleep-wake and REM-NREM regulation; Pre-Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s disease involve several regulatory system in the basic brain causing complex dysregulation of not only sleep structure but also motor control and autonomic regulation. Insomnia is associated with increased arousability causing hyperarousals in sleep (wake classes in sleep as determined by brain activity measures). In this presentation we will discuss the regulatory mechanism and discuss the implication for healthy and diseases sleep.
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