Dorothy Bruck

Donald P. Lewis2
Jill Astbury2
Melinda L Jackson2
2Donald P. Lewis
2Jill Astbury
2Melinda L Jackson
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How arousal thresholds vary with different sounds is a critical issue for emergency awakenings, especially as sleepers are dying in fires despite having a working smoke alarm. Previous research shows that the current high-pitched (3000+ Hz) smoke alarm signal is significantly less effective than an alternative signal, the 520 Hz square wave, in all(More)
Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a chronic, disabling illness that affects approximately 0.2% of the population. Non-restorative sleep despite sufficient or extended total sleep time is one of the major clinical diagnostic criteria; however, the underlying cause of this symptom is unknown. This review aims to provide a(More)
Gender disparity in sleep difficulties in young adults may be driven by higher rates of affective disorders in women. This article investigated a range of factors as potential predictors of "difficulty sleeping" in 9,061 women aged 24 to 30 years, using survey data. Regression analyses and odds ratios showed that depression and anxiety symptoms were indeed(More)
OBJECTIVES (i) To expose 'normal sleepers' to a 32-h sleep deprivation protocol and evaluate the impact of this deprivation on a complex performance task i.e. the paced auditory serial addition test (PASAT). (ii) To compare these sleep deprivation performance findings with historical data on the impact of sleepiness secondary to narcolepsy on PASAT(More)
Previous longitudinal studies have demonstrated that poor sleep may precede depression and anxiety. The current study examined the association between self-reported sleeping difficulties and new onset depression and anxiety in young women. A nationally representative sample of 9,683 young women from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health was(More)
  • H Culbertson, Helena Vic Culbertson@dhs, Dorothy Bruck, Dorothy Bruck@vu Edu Au
  • 2005
This study sought to create an in depth understanding of the impact of living with narcolepsy (a disorder of excessive daytime sleepiness) through qualitative research. The study used an essentially phenomenological methodology. Twenty-seven participants (18 females, 9 males, Mean age = 54.30, range = 26-90 years) were recruited from medical files in Canada(More)
The 'microgenderome' provides a paradigm shift that highlights the role of sex differences in the host-microbiota interaction relevant for autoimmune and neuro-immune conditions. Analysis of cross-sectional self-report and faecal microbial data from 274 patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) suggests that commensal gut(More)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a multisystem illness, which may be associated with imbalances in gut microbiota. This study builds on recent evidence that sleep may be influenced by gut microbiota, by assessing whether changes to microbiota in a clinical population known to have both poor sleep and high rates of colonization with gram-positive faecal(More)
OBJECTIVE Treating insomnia includes challenging unrealistic beliefs that may contribute to anxieties and wakefulness. This study explored beliefs about the shape and continuity of healthy adult sleep at different adult ages. METHODS Younger (n=113, M=21.4 (2.4)) and older adults (n=110, M=72.3 (7.7)) depicted their concept of the normal sleep of both a(More)