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Dopaminergic Neurogenetics of Sleep Disorders in Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) | Abstract
Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0277

+44 20 3868 9735

Abstract

Dopaminergic Neurogenetics of Sleep Disorders in Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS)

Kenneth Blum, Marlene Oscar-Berman, Rajendra D Badgaiyan, Khurshid A Khurshid and Mark S Gold

It is well known that sleep has a vital function for prevention of substance-related disorders as discussed in the DSM-V. We are cognizant that certain dopaminergic gene polymorphisms have been associated with various sleep disorders. The importance of “normal dopamine homeostasis” is tantamount for health status and quality of life for the recovering addict. Since it is now know that sleep per se has been linked with metabolic clearance of neurotoxins in the brain, it is essential to encourage continued research in sleep science, which should ultimately result in attenuation of sleep deprivation especially associated with substance related disorders.