Go Back   NeuroTalk Support Groups > Mental Health Conditions > Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia For schizophrenia support.

Schizophrenia, Sleep Disorders Closely Linked

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 04-08-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
Chemar
Administrator
Community Support Team
 
Chemar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 22,016
Lightbulb Schizophrenia, Sleep Disorders Closely Linked

Quote:
Sleep problems and schizophrenia may have common roots, raising hopes that the devastating mental disorder could be improved by helping patients overcome insomnia.
to read more please go to:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...ml?ref=science
__________________
~Chemar~

To avoid being logged out by default when making a lengthy post....
check the Remember Me box when you log in (not for use on shared or public computers!)

Forgotten your user name and/or password?
.


Check
.
if you need help using our community

Here is some
.
for New Members

Here are our
.
Chemar is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Alffe (04-09-2012)
Unread 04-24-2012, 02:38 PM   #2
veggienft
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 61
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chemar View Post

There are two pathways to sleep. One is the orexin/hypocretin pathway. The orexin nervous system makes body systems comply with sleep.

The body has 3 states: Eat, Exert and Sleep. Each of these states requires different combinations of organs and systems.

The orexin system is centered in the brain's hypothalamus …..the brain's chemical control center. The hypothalamus receives signals concerning which state to place the body in. Then the hypothalamus sends signals via the orexin system to individual organs to turn them on or off. Each organ has nerve transduction boundaries which throttle organ function. The orexin nerve endings sit in these transduction boundaries. Orexin nerve endings exude specialized chemicals which alternately enhance or defeat transduction signaling, and thereby control organ function.

Transduction nerves and orexin nerves function via potassium channels. These potassium channels can be attacked by ingested proteins like the ones in wheat, by nerve viruses like herpes simplex and Epstein Barr, and by the immune system in response to these antigens. These attacks can come at either end of the orexin system, at organs or at the hypothalamus.

The other sleep pathway is melatonin. Melatonin causes people to get sleepy. Melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland. The pineal gland lies in the low back center of the brain. Melatonin secretion is heavily related to daylight cycles. Daylight cycles and melatonin release are both throttled by ingestion of lutein and zeaxanthin.

Excess blue light is harmful to the eyes. Lutein and zeaxanthin (L and Z) are dyes which line the retina, and block out blue light. L and Z are virtually identical twins. L and Z are polyphenol aldehydes. Lutein tends to have more aldehyde properties, and zeaxanthin tends to have more polyphenol dye properties.

Some people collect and use L and Z properly. Some people over-collect L and Z, and some people under-collect them. Some people are intolerant of L and Z. Some intolerant people make antibodies which attack and remove lutein and zeaxanthin. For example 85% of autistic children have antibodies to L and Z. When the body makes antibodies to antigens like L and Z it usually 1) invokes lots of inflammation, and 2) makes antibodies against the affected tissues.

The effects of lutein and zeaxanthin are vastly under-studied, but it's easy to see how the body's reaction to these chemicals can cause bad sleep disturbances. Lutein comprises about .15 % of yellow corn and egg yolk, the highest lutein concentrations among all foods.

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~duahn...Components.pdf
http://www.macular.org/nutrition/index.html

Yellow corn and egg yolks make me ill, give me terrible headaches, and leave me awake all night.
veggienft is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seeing and Touching Closely Linked in Brain NewsBot Health News Headlines 0 09-09-2011 10:20 AM
Gene Mutation in Schizophrenia Linked to Mood, Anxiety Disorders NewsBot Bipolar News 0 12-07-2010 03:00 PM
Sleep Disorders vlhperry Parkinson's Disease 1 08-07-2010 07:55 AM
Some Sleep Disorders Linked to Abnormal Sexual Behaviors DocJohn Health News Headlines 0 06-01-2007 01:30 PM
Sleep Disorders from Dopamine Imbalance in Schizophrenia, Parkinson?s DocJohn Health News Headlines 0 10-13-2006 01:50 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:15 PM.
Brought to you by the fine folks who publish mental health and psychology information at Psych CentralMental Health Forums

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.


Powered by vBulletin • Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.


All posts copyright their original authors • Community GuidelinesTerms of UsePrivacy Policy
NeuroTalk Archives