Metabolic and endocrine effects of sleep deprivation.

  title={Metabolic and endocrine effects of sleep deprivation.},
  author={Georges Copinschi},
  journal={Essential psychopharmacology},
  volume={6 6},
Sleep deprivation has multiple effects on endocrine and metabolic function. In particular, sleep restriction is accompanied by increased cortisol levels in the afternoon and early evening and a shorter quiescent period compared with extended sleep periods. Those alterations could facilitate central and peripheral disturbances that are associated with glucocorticoid excess, such as memory deficits, and are similar to those observed in aging. Thus, chronic sleep loss could contribute to… CONTINUE READING
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