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CHRONOBIOLOGY AND CHRONOTHERAPY OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS

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Andrew N. COOGAN* National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Ireland Abstract Circadian rhythms are recurring cycles across a range of behavioural, physiological and cognitive domains that display periods of approximately twenty four hours and are generated by an endogenous circadian timing system. In this review we examine the evidence that circadian rhythms are disrupted in affective disorders such as […]

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INTERNET-ADMINISTERED COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR INSOMNIA

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Bogdan I. VOINESCU*, Aurora SZENTAGOTAI, Daniel DAVID Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a widely accepted treatment for insomnia. This brief-review presents some of the strengths and weaknesses of internet-supported/computerized CBT and summarizes the main findings and challenges of published studies that evaluated the effectiveness of internet-supported CBT for insomnia (CBT-i). While results are encouraging, further research […]

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INSOMNIA IN RURAL COMMUNITIES AND DYSFUNCTIONAL BELIEFS AND ATTITUDES ABOUT SLEEP AS A RISK FACTOR OF INSOMNIA

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Deniz KOCOGLU*, Belgin AKIN, Dilek CINGIL, Emine SARI Selçuk University, Konya,Turkey Abstract The aim of the study was to define the prevalence of insomnia symptoms in rural regions and to determine the relationship between insomnia and the dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes about insomnia, and other risk factors. We used an own survey that included the Insomnia Severity Index […]

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CATEGORICAL AND DIMENSIONAL ASSESSMENT OF INSOMNIA IN THE GENERAL POPULATION

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Bogdan I. VOINESCU*, Aurora SZENTÁGOTAI Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract This paper presents two instruments: a dimensional one, the Sleep Condition Indicator (SCI), aimed to assess sleep quality, and a categorical one, the Sleep Disorders Questionnaire (SDQ), designed to identify those suffering from insomnia disorder. We aimed to gather data on insomnia in the studied population and to determine […]

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EXCESSIVE DAYTIME SOMNOLENCE AS A PREDICTOR FOR SLEEP APNEA SYNDROME – A MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS

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Stefan MIHAICUA*1, Carmen ARDELEAN2, Sorin URSONIU1, Stefan FREN1 1“Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania 2“Victor Babes” Hospital, Timioara, Romania Abstract The aim of the study was the analysis of excessive daytime somnolence reported and measured with the Epworth Somnolence Scale in predicting the occurrence of sleep apnea syndrome. Excessive daytime somnolence (EDS) is the most significant […]

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WHY SLEEP MATTERS: DIFFERENCES IN DAYTIME FUNCTIONING BETWEEN ADOLESCENTS WITH LOW AND HIGH CHRONIC SLEEP REDUCTION AND SHORT AND LONG SLEEP DURATIONS

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Julia F. DEWALD-KAUFMANN*1,2, Frans J. OORT1, Susan M. BÖGELS1, Anne Marie MEIJER1 1University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2 Ludwig- Maximilians-University, München, Germany Abstract Sleep problems are prevalent in adolescents and can severely impair their daytime functioning. This study aims to investigate differences in daytime functioning (e.g., depressive symptoms, attention problems, school functioning, and school performance) between adolescents […]

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SLEEP-WAKE RHYTHMS AND COGNITION

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Micheline MAIRE1, Carolin F. REICHERT1, Christina SCHMIDT* Psychiatric University Clinics, Basel, Switzerland Abstract In human beings, homeostatic and circadian sleep-wake regulatory processes are working together for the maintenance of sleep and wakefulness at appropriate times within the 24-hour light-dark cycle. The interaction between these processes also determines time-of-day modulations in sleepiness and alertness levels, and affects performance in a series […]

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