Makoto Satoh

Affiliation:International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, University of Tsukuba

Research Title

Human sleep

Research on energy metabolism during sleep and sleep apnea syndrome

01 Research Summary

For maintaining and improving health, it’s essential to have sufficient sleep both in quality and quantity. However, many Japanese have problems of sleep including severe sleep deprivation. Short sleep and sleep disorders increase the risk of lifestyle diseases such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and the risk of death.

To contribute to disease prevention and health promotion, we conduct a wide variety of sleep research in human environmental physiology in collaboration with Dr. Tokuyama and Dr. Abe. For example, we measure energy metabolism and evaluate biological rhythm to examine how bedroom’s environment or lifestyle affects sleep. Through various approaches such as EEG measurements during sleep in laboratory, assessment of sleep at home and human genetic studies to identify genes which regulate sleep, we aim to show lifestyle and sleeping environments to improve sleep quality, and to propose sleep style suitable for each individual based on genetic factors.

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Human calorimeter

02 Major achievement

K Iwayama, R kurihara, Y Nabekura, R Kawabuchi, I Park, M Kobayashi, H Ogata,M Kayaba, M Satoh, K Tokuyama. Exercise increases 24-h fat oxidation only whenit is performed before breakfast. EBioMedicine. 2(12): 2003-2009, 2015.

M Kayaba, K Iwayama, H Ogata, Y Seya, K Kiyono, M Satoh, K Tokuyama. Theeffect of nocturnal blue light exposure from light-emitting diodes on wakefulnessand energy metabolism the following morning. Environ Health Prev Med. 2014Sep;19(5):354-61.

Hosono T, Homma M, Satoh M, and Kohda Y. Variables influencing patientsatisfaction for hypnotics: difference between zolpidem and brotizolam. J ClinPharm Ther. 2014;39(5):507-10(IF:2.10)

03 Education/Academic background and major awards

Education/Academic background

1982-1984 Medical Internship and Assistant Resident at Niigata Shimin Hospital
1984-1985 Senior Medical Resident at Niigata Shimin Hospital
1985-1987 Clinical Fellow at Department of Medicine (II), Niigata University, Medical School
1987-1989 Research Fellow at First Department of Internal Medicine, Tohoku University School of Medicine
1989-1992 Research Fellow at Department of Medicine (II), Niigata University, Medical School
1992-1996 Clinical and Research Associate at Department of Medicine (II), Niigata University, Medical School
1996-1998 Research Fellow at Department of Preventive Medicine (Pro. JA Dempsey) and Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Medicine (Pro. JB Skatrud), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Medical School
1998-2001 Clinical and Research Associate at Department of Medicine (II), Niigata University, Medical School
2001-2005 Professor of Life and Health Education and Director of University Health Center, Joetsu University of Education
2005-2015 Professor of Sleep Medicine, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba
2015 Professor, Principal Investigator, International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, University of Tsukuba