覚醒系の香り刺激が起床時のコルチゾール分泌に及ぼす影響  [in Japanese] The Effect of an Alerting Odorant on Human Cortisol Secretion during Sleep  [in Japanese]

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The effect of an alerting odorant on the secretion of salivary cortisol during sleep and after awakening was investigated. Salivary cortisol was assessed because this glucocorticoid represents activation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) system, which is a dominant stress reaction pathway in the body. Subjects were exposed to an alerting odorant, Thesaron<sup>®</sup>, during a 6h sleep period but not after awakening. Surprisingly, cortisol secretion after awakening was found to be suppressed, as well as during sleep. Exposure of this alerting aroma during sleep may have an impact on cortisol secretion after awakening by suppressing HPA activity after awakening.

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  • IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems

    IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems 133(6), 1277-1278, 2013-06-01

    The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan

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