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Light Modulation of Human Clocks, Wake and Sleep

Prayag, A. S. and Münch, M. Y. and Aeschbach, D. and Chellappa, S. L. and Gronfier, C. (2019) Light Modulation of Human Clocks, Wake and Sleep. Clocks & Sleep, 1 (1), pp. 193-208. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). DOI: 10.3390/clockssleep1010017 ISSN 2624-5175

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Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2624-5175/1/1/17

Abstract

Light, through its non-imaging forming effects, plays a dominant role on a myriad of physiological functions, including the human sleep–wake cycle. The non-image forming effects of light heavily rely on specific properties such as intensity, duration, timing, pattern, and wavelengths. Here, we address how specific properties of light influence sleep and wakefulness in humans through acute effects, e.g., on alertness, and/or effects on the circadian timing system. Of critical relevance, we discuss how different characteristics of light exposure across the 24-h day can lead to changes in sleep–wake timing, sleep propensity, sleep architecture, and sleep and wake electroencephalogram (EEG) power spectra. Ultimately, knowledge on how light affects sleep and wakefulness can improve light settings at home and at the workplace to improve health and well-being and optimize treatments of chronobiological disorders.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/130413/
Document Type:Article
Title:Light Modulation of Human Clocks, Wake and Sleep
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Prayag, A. S.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Münch, M. Y.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Aeschbach, D.daniel.aeschbach (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Chellappa, S. L.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gronfier, C.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:2019
Journal or Publication Title:Clocks & Sleep
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:1
DOI :10.3390/clockssleep1010017
Page Range:pp. 193-208
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
ISSN:2624-5175
Status:Published
Keywords:non-image forming; light; wake; sleep; EEG activity; melanopsin; circadian; alertness and ipRGCs; melatonin
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human factors and safety in Aeronautics
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Sleep and Human Factors Research
Deposited By: Sender, Alina
Deposited On:20 Nov 2019 12:44
Last Modified:30 Sep 2020 18:43

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