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Circadian Rhythm

Culture 2020-06-15T15:42:16Z

Many YouTubers identify as 'night owls,' but the mental and physical consequences of inconsistent sleep could be dire

Creators on YouTube are prone to falling into the habit of staying up incredibly late to edit and sleeping in, sometimes until the next evening.
Health 2020-01-30T16:03:00Z

Fatal car crashes increase in the US when the clocks change — even more evidence that Daylight Saving Time is killing us

Researchers in Colorado found that Daylight Saving Time increases the rate of car accidents by 6%, and 28 fatalities a year could be prevented.
Health 2019-07-24T18:39:00Z

There's more evidence that intermittent fasting could help you lose weight without eating any less

The small but rigorous study found that eating between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. made people less hungry and burn more fat than eating at typical meal times.
News 2019-02-08T15:46:00Z

What staring at a screen all day does to your brain and body

Most Americans stare at screens all day, but this comes with consequences. Screens are changing our bodies and possibly even our brains.
Health 2018-12-07T12:00:00Z

4 surprising reasons you might feel sick in the morning, even if you're not pregnant

Feeling nauseated can be a sign of pregnancy, but it can also be a sign of disrupted sleep cycles or a blocked nose.
Health 2018-08-23T11:41:00Z

Losing just one night of sleep could affect your metabolism and lead to obesity, according to a new study

Losing out on sleep could increase your risk of Alzheimer's, diabetes, mood disorders, and could even shorten your life. It can also make you put on weight. A new study explains how losing just one night of sleep could alter your metabolism and cause obesity.
News 2018-07-23T16:00:00Z

What happens when a night owl lives like an early bird

There is a lot of advice out there about how to get the best night of sleep. But the fact that you can't sleep might not be your fault. It turns out, night owls have an internal clock that functions differently. And waking up early could have serious health consequences.
Health 2018-06-27T08:28:00Z

5 reasons you're finding it hard to sleep in the summer

With summer comes hot temperatures, longer days, and an increased likelihood of drinking alcohol. These things might all have a bigger impact on your ability to sleep than you might expect.
News 2018-06-22T17:36:00Z

These blue light-blocking glasses help me fall asleep faster and sleep better through brilliant biohacking

TrueDark Twilight glasses filter out the light waves that trick your body into staying awake, helping you slip easily into deep, restorative slumber. The glasses can also help travelers overcome jet lag quickly, often making the adjustment to a new time zone a single-day process.
News 2018-06-19T10:40:00Z

Women who wake up early may be less likely to develop depression, according to a new study — but the advice for optimum sleep remains unchanged

A new study suggests that nurses who are early risers have a decreased chance of developing depression, but recommendations from sleep scientists about sticking to a regular schedule remain more or less the same.
News 2018-05-29T15:34:00Z

The best time of day to do everything at work, according to science

Your brain doesn't work the same way all day long. In the morning we tend to be more vigilant, while the afternoon is a great time to get creative and spark new ideas. Here's the best way to hack your workday with science.
Health 2018-05-23T10:07:00Z

Sleeping in on the weekends could help you live longer, according to science

Sleep scientists have long insisted that getting a consistent amount of sleep a night is the best practice. However, a growing body of research suggests we can make up for a lack of sleep during the week at the weekend.
News 2018-05-16T08:54:00Z

Disrupting your body clock could increase your risk of mood disorders like depression — here's why

Our internal clocks determine nearly every biological process in our bodies, from sleeping, to eating, to our blood pressure. If it is disrupted, it can cause a whole lot of problems.
Health 2018-04-12T17:56:00Z

Night owls have an increased risk for death — and it may be society's fault

Being a night owl comes with a range of health risks, including heart disease, obesity and smoking, psychiatric disorders, and a 10% increased risk for death.
News 2018-04-06T10:37:37Z
Health 2018-01-19T14:09:44Z

Sleeping in on the weekends might actually be good for you, according to a new study

A new study from Stockholm University suggests that making up for lost sleep on the weekend might be good for your body if you really need it.
News 2017-11-02T11:54:45Z

The time of day you eat is just as important as what you eat — a nutritionist explains

Your gut bacteria and your biological clock affect how you process food.
News 2017-10-30T15:28:19Z

Why having surgery later in the day might be better for your health

Patients healing from open-heart surgery typically had a better recovery if their surgery had taken place in the afternoon, according to a study.
Health 2017-10-02T20:57:00Z

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

Three researchers were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm."
Health 2017-05-12T11:01:00Z

3 scientific reasons why you shouldn't wake up at 5am every day

Getting up early won't make you more successful. In fact, it could be killing your productivity.
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