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cycle

noun age, alternation, circle, circuit, consecution, course, eon, epoch, era, flow, period, recurrence, recurring period, regular return, regglarity of recurrence, repetitiveness, revolution, rotation, round, sequence, succession
See also: annum, frequency, life, sequence, succession
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In just a few weeks she was able to get her sleep-wake cycle in sync with her schedule and with the sun's cycle.
Longer sleep onset may interfere with the normal sleep-wake cycle and may provide an opportunity to increase anxiety and mood difficulties if sleep onset is not attained relatively quickly.
The group observed the growth of newly born mice that has been exposed under bright light environment for 24 hours and discovered that the brain cell of the sleep-wake cycle was severely damaged.
disturbance of sleep-wake cycle with insomnia or daytime sleepiness.
The sleep-wake cycle takes its cues from the others.
Unfortunately, as we age, both our body clock and our synchronization to the external world can weaken, resulting in disruptions in sleep-wake cycle, eating and impaired problem-solving abilities.
A new study finds that, in older people who show no signs of cognitive impairment, those with a sleep-wake cycle that is subtly off-kilter are more likely to have amyloid protein deposits in their brains, writes Melissa Healy A fitful night's sleep and a habit of daytime catnapping may be an early-warning sign of Alzheimer's dementia, according to new research conducted in humans and mice.
The levels of melatonin-the hormone affecting sleep-wake cycle in humans-were found having no significant adverse effects.
The reason the researchers are stressing more on the early school timings and the need to change it for better teen health is because they state that during the period of adolescence the sleep-wake cycle changes.
Keeping a patient's sleep-wake cycle as normal as possible can help (this includes avoiding nursing and medical procedures and keeping noise to a minimum during sleeping hours).
"Morning light exposure is also important for re-setting your body clock, which governs your sleep-wake cycle. Light in the morning helps to stop the body clock drifting to longer than 24 hours and disrupting your sleep later on."