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Sleep Disorders and ManagementISSN: 2572-4053

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510027

Vitamin B12 and Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders: Patient Treatments vs. Controlled Studies

Behrooz Kamgar-Parsi, PhD

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: December 30, 2019

Despite earlier reports of success, controlled studies have not confirmed the effectiveness of vitamin B12 in treating circadian rhythm sleep disorders. We try to explain why these two types of studies do not produce similar results. Individuals with circadian rhythm sleep disorder suffer from recurrent patterns of disrupted sleep that can significantly affect their daily functioning. Evidence suggests that vitamin B12 supplements may have a beneficial effect on sleep patterns. However, researc...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510019

Sleep Disturbance as a Contributor to Pediatric Obesity: Implications and Screening

Gitanjali Srivastava, Valerie O'Hara and Nancy Browne

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 16, 2018

Obesity causes more than 200 medical disorders including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea. In particular, the prevalence and rate of obesity in children and adolescents have increased with over 1/3 of the US pediatric population afflicted with overweight and obesity. Though there is a multifactorial etiology including complex biological and physiological mechanisms involved in energy regulation that may predispose toward an obesity phenotype, we highlight an often miss...

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