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Sleep and circadian rhythm during a short space mission

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-198787
Gundel, A. ; Nalishiti, V. ; Reucher, E. ; Vejvoda, M. ; Zulley, Jürgen
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Abstract

An experiment was conducted to assess sleep and circadian regulation in an orbiting spacecraft. In orbit the weakened influence of 24-h zeitgebers could result in delayed circadian phases with the possibility of a transition to free-running circadian rhythms. This and the specific stressors of a space mission may lead to changes in ultradian sleep regulation and in reduced sleep quantity and ...

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