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Circadian Rhythms

Turn It Off! Light Round The Clock Speeds Up Aging In Mice

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 07.14.2016 | Science

If you are one of the millions of people living in cities so luminous that the night sky never turns dark, you might want to run home, shut the curtai...

The Graveyard Shift Might Actually Turn You Into A Corpse

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living

Sorry, night workers. The graveyard shift can do a whole lot of damage to your waistline. Working nights ups your risk of diabetes, cancer and heart d...

Learn How To Sleep Like A Baby

Sue Peters | Posted 06.22.2016 | Science
Sue Peters

Newborns sleep about 16 hours a day, but as they age they develop a homeostatic mechanism that balances their increasing ability to stay awake and their ongoing need for sleep. The circadian rhythm of sunlight and darkness helps to drive one part of this mechanism.

Change Your Bedtime, Increase Your Brilliance

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

The last several years, the primary focus of my private coaching practice has been helping people to birth, articulate, and complete radically brillia...

Brain Study May Shed Light On How We Fall Asleep And Wake Up

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.19.2016 | Science

When we fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning, our brain switches between opposite modes of consciousness -- but scientists know surprisingl...

It's 3AM and I'm Wide Awake

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 04.08.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

You're getting sleepy. Your eyes are getting heavy. NOT! Even as a teenager I wasn't a big sleeper. My friends would still be crashed at noon and I'd...

Why It May Not Be 'Natural' To Sleep Eight Hours Each Night

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.06.2016 | Science

It's undeniable that we need proper sleep not only to maintain our physical and mental health but also to function in our everyday lives. We consider ...

Eating These Snacks Before Bed Will Actually Help You Sleep Better

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 03.07.2016 | Taste

Need to sleep better? Try eating right before bed. We're serious. We know, we know ... thanks to a lot of research on the topic, conventional wisdom s...

How to Discover Your Best Time of the Day to Work

Daniel Threlfall | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Daniel Threlfall

When you try to become more productive, you don't get there by mere willpower. In order to attain peak productivity, you've got to have a plan. In this article, you'll learn an easy-to-follow plan that will improve your productivity.

The Best Time Of Day To Exercise, Study, Eat, And Sleep

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science

Regardless of whether or not you're a routine-oriented person, your body likes to stick to a pretty tight schedule. Scientists have long known that o...

Why Life On Mars Would Seriously Mess With Your Sleep

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.28.2016 | Science

From a lack of air and drinking water to solar radiation, theoretical Mars pioneers face any number of potential obstacles to colonizing the red plane...

5 Steps to Better Sleep

Estelle Williams | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Estelle Williams

It is in our best interests to maximize our ability to sleep if we want to maximize our quality of life. If you have come to accept a lack of sleep, tiredness, low energy and dark circles around your eyes as the norm, check out my tips below.

The Best Times To Sleep, Wake, Exercise And Eat Are Based On Age, Circadian Rhythms

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 11.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Prueher

If you're wondering what the optimal times are to engage in certain activities, listen to your body's circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are physiological, mental and behavioral changes governed by the body within a 24-hour clock, according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. They are affected by environmental cues, such as sunlight, darkness and temperature.

5 Signs You're Sleeping All Wrong

Thrillist | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Marina Komarovsky Credit: Shuttershock When you've had a night of really bad sleep, or just too little sleep, you know it. But sometimes t...

What Are Circadian Rhythms and What Happens When They're Out of Whack?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Simply put, your circadian rhythm is your body's internal clock. Operating on a roughly 24-hour cycle, it governs our sleep-wake cycle and plays a large part in everything from hormone release to body temperature.

The Harm That Light Can Do To Your Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It's time to start thinking about light as a powerful medicine -- capable of providing tremendous benefit when used correctly, but requiring care and education in that use. Like a potent drug, it's absolutely necessary that we stay educated and aware of all of light's possible effects on our brains and our bodies.

How to Avoid Jet Lag: Lifestyle Tricks That Work

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Nauseated, exhausted, disoriented, confused: Not the vibe of a glamorous jet-setter. Jet lag can be a serious downer in the first few days of your big international trip. Solution: Try these diet and exercise tips to reduce the severity and duration of your symptoms.

Sleeping On A Jet Plane

Stuart F. Quan, M.D. | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Stuart F. Quan, M.D.

On one of those early morning flights, is it better not to sleep on the plane? Probably yes, and thinking about it may help to keep a person awake!

3 Myths About Sleep, Busted

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

At night, you can't sleep. In the morning, you can't wake up. Sound familiar? Get back on track with these three myths and facts about sleep.

The Outcome Of The Super Bowl Could Depend On Whether The Players Are Night Owls Or Early Birds

Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Tanya Lewis Published: 01/30/2015 09:38 AM EST on LiveScience Football fans, take note: The outcome of this weekend's Super Bowl, along with...

The Existential Crisis of the Half-Awake State

Amanda Glassman | Posted 03.29.2015 | Science
Amanda Glassman

It's 3 a.m., and my mind is moving at hyperspeed. Plagued by the same thoughts, at this same inconvenient time: Where is my life going? Am I using these precious seconds, minutes, days right? How am I giving back to the world? AM. I. ADEQUATE?

It's About Time: When Is as Important as What in Eating

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Remember these three letters, TRF. It won't be hard. You'll be hearing them a lot. TRF, Time-Restricted Feeding, is the new mantra in the diet, weight...

5 Things Successful People Do To End Their Days Right

| Jessica Stillman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

Business may be 24-7 and your tech may never get tired, but human beings are cyclical animals. Our creativity and energy levels wax and wane throughou...

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Your Body's Internal Clock

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living

Sure, you can adjust the time displayed on your alarm clock for the Daylight Saving Time change, but your body might not be so quick to take a hint. A...

Three Steps to Understanding the Purpose of Pain and How to Relieve It

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

Why do we suffer? After treating patients with migraines for over a decade, I have concluded that pain has a purpose. Those who experience pain, es...