Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory, University of Colorado at Boulder

Integrative Physiology/ Neuroscience

Contact:
Kenneth P Wright
Position:
Associate Professor
Address:
1725 Pleasant Street; Clare Small 112, 80309-0354
City:
Boulder
Country:
United States
Phone:
+1 303 735 1923
Fax:
+1 303 492 4009
Research Domain
  • Basic Human
  • Clinical
Keywords
  • Biological Rhythms
  • Light and Non-Classical Photoreception
  • Sleep Physiology-Neurophysiology in Human
  • Sleep and Body Functions (Cardio-Respiratory, Thermoregulation/Metabolism, Endocrine)
  • Sleep and Ageing
  • Learning, Memory, Cognition

Laboratory description

Health and safety consequences of sleep and circadian disruption.

Influence of sleep and circadian rhythms on human physiology (neuroendocrine, metabolic and immune function) and behavior (sleepiness, memory, learning, mood, cognitive and balance performance) with application to public health and safety.

Countermeasures to improve sleep and wakefulness and shift the circadian clock

Pathophysiology and treatment of circadian sleep disorders


Key Publications of the Laboratory:
Czeisler CA, Walsh JK, Roth T, Hughes RJ, Wright KP Jr. Kingbury L, Arora S, Schwartz JRL, Niebler GE, Dinges DF. Modafinil for Excessive Sleepiness Associated With Shift Work Sleep Disorder. New Engl. J. Med. 2005; 353:476-486.

Frey DJ, Ortega JD, Wiseman C, Farley CT, Wright KP Jr. Influence of Zolpidem on balance and cognition during nighttime awakening: a randomized placebo controlled trial. Journal of the American Geriatric Society 59: 73-81, 2011.

Friedman NP, Corley RP, Hewitt JK, Wright KP Jr. Individual Differences in Childhood Sleep Problems Predict Later Cognitive Executive Control. Sleep. 2009; 32:323-33.

Jung CM, Melanson EL, Perreault L, Eckel RH, Wright KP Jr. Energy expenditure during sleep, sleep deprivation and sleep following sleep deprivation in humans. Journal of Physiology 589: 235-44. 2011.

Wertz AT, Ronda JM, Czeisler, CA, Wright KP Jr. The Influence of Sleep Inertia on Cognition. JAMA, 2006; 295:163-164.
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