Objective short sleep duration is associated with the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in insomnia.

@article{DAurea2015ObjectiveSS,
  title={Objective short sleep duration is associated with the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in insomnia.},
  author={Carolina Vicaria Rodrigues D'Aurea and Dalva Lucia Rollemberg Poyares and Ronaldo D Piovezan and Gisele Passos and Sergio Brasil Tufik and Marco T{\'u}lio de Mello},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  year={2015},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={516-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between objective short sleep duration in patients with insomnia and changes in blood parameters related to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity. METHOD A cross-sectional pilot study was conducted in 30 middle-aged adults with chronic insomnia who were divided into 2 groups according to polysomnography (PSG) total sleep time (TST) (TST > 5h and < 5h). All patients underwent subjective analysis of sleep quality, anthropometric measurements… CONTINUE READING