The stress hormone system in various sleep disorders.

  title={The stress hormone system in various sleep disorders.},
  author={Zuzana Lattov{\'a} and Marietta Keckeis and Eszter Maurovich-Horvat and Thomas C. Wetter and Johanna Wilde-Frenz and Andreas Schuld and Thomas Pollm{\"a}cher},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  volume={45 9},
Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)-system activity is regulated by the suprachiasmatic nucleus, the primary endogenous circadian pacemaker. In addition, sleep plays an important modulatory role. However, data on HPA-system activity in sleep disorders are quite conflicting. A sensitive challenge test to assess negative feedback sensitivity of the HPA-system like the dexamethasone/corticotropin-releasing-hormone (DEX/CRH)-test has never been used so far in sleep disorders. Therefore we studied… CONTINUE READING


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