Hormone, Schlaf, zirkadiane Rhythmen und metabolische Gesundheit

Translated title of the contribution: Hormones, sleep, circadian rhythms and metabolic health


Background: In our modern society, sleep loss as well as sleep disturbances have become a common behavior. In parallel, the prevalence of metabolic diseases, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus has increased. Data situation: Epidemiological studies have provided indications of a link between reduced quality, quantity, rhythm of sleep, day­night rhythms and metabolic disorders. Experimental studies support the hypothesis of a causal relationship showing a strong short-term influence of altered sleep-wake rhythms on the endocrine and behavioral regulation of metabolic processes. Conclusion: Based on the literature research that is presented and summarized in this article, it can be assumed that improvements in sleep hygiene could be an important preventive and therapeutic approach to improve metabolic health.

Translated title of the contributionHormones, sleep, circadian rhythms and metabolic health
Original languageGerman
JournalGynakologische Endokrinologie
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)180-187
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 01.09.2016

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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