Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2018, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (4): 543-548.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.10327

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Research Advances in Insomnia Disorder Based on Magnetic Resonance Imaging

ZHOU Ping1, YAN Chaoqun1, ZHANG Shuai1, HUO Jianwei1, LIU Cunzhi2()   

  1. 1Center of Acupuncture and Meridians,Beijing Chinese Medicine Hospital,Capital Medical University,Beijing 100010,China
    2Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion,Dongfang Hospital,Beijing University of Chinese Medicine,Beijing 100078,China
  • Received:2018-02-09 Online:2018-08-30 Published:2018-09-08
  • Supported by:
    Supported by the National Natural Sciences Foundation of China(81674055)


As the most common sleep disorder,insomnia decreases the quality of life and is the high risk for cardiovascular disease,neurological disease,and psychiatric disease. It has become a major public health problem. In recent years,magnetic resonance imaging technology has been widely used for research on the brain structure in patients with insomnia. This article summarizes recent research findings of the abnormal brain structure and the potential neural mechanism of insomnia,with an attempt to understand the mechanisms in abnormal brain regions and thus further identify the pathophysiology of insomnia.

Key words: insomnia, brain structure, magnetic resonance imaging

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