Effects of bright light and melatonin on sleep propensity, temperature, and cardiac activity at night.

@article{Burgess2001EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of bright light and melatonin on sleep propensity, temperature, and cardiac activity at night.},
  author={Helen J. Burgess and Torunn Sletten and Natasha Savic and Saul S Gilbert and Drew Dawson},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={1214-22}
}
Melatonin increases sleepiness, decreases core temperature, and increases peripheral temperature in humans. Melatonin may produce these effects by activating peripheral receptors or altering autonomic activity. The latter hypothesis was investigated in 16 supine subjects. Three conditions were created by using bright light and exogenous melatonin: normal… CONTINUE READING