Interacting Influence of Sleep and Circadian Clocks on Human Physiology and Cognitive Performance - Charles A. Czeisler
Charles A. Czeisler, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Date & Time: Saturday, November 9, 2013 2pm - 3:10pm
Mammalian circadian clocks regulate the timing and duration of sleep. In humans, sleep and circadian clocks interact to affect many aspects of both physiology (including endocrine, metabolic, cardiovascular, immune and respiratory physiology) and behavior (including activity, alertness, performance, mood, vigilance, attention and eating). As a consequence, the interaction of sleep and circadian clocks has major implications for not only health and disease but also safety and productivity.