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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.
It is also important to regulate the sleep-wake cycle as much as possible.
They also found out that the disrupted sleep-wake cycle in the young mice can be reset by incorporating appropriate light environment with correct biological rhythm and difference in day and night.
vasoactive intestinal polypeptide [VIP]), in turn, may act on other brain regions or peripheral organs to generate a variety of overt circadian rhythms, such as the sleep-wake cycle (see figure).
disturbance of sleep-wake cycle with insomnia or daytime sleepiness.
The sleep-wake cycle takes its cues from the others.
The researchers want to regulate the sleep-wake cycle by regulating the amount of exposure to blue-white (wakefulness) and yellow-white (sleepiness) light.
The levels of melatonin-the hormone affecting sleep-wake cycle in humans-were found having no significant adverse effects.
Non-24 is a chronic, circadian rhythm disorder resulting from the misalignment of the endogenous master body clock to the 24-hour day, disrupting the sleep-wake cycle.
It is believed that rotating shifts make it more difficult for people to adjust to a regular sleep-wake cycle, and some research suggests that lack of sleep, or less sleep, may induce or worsen insulin resistance, authors said.
As a result, their sleep-wake cycle was delayed by four hours each day, until sleep occurred 12 hours out of sync with their brain clock and in the middle of what would have been their normal 'daytime'.