Chronobiology is a somewhat obscure scientific specialization. In fact, most people have never even heard of it. Even so, for those of us looking to optimize physical performance, workout gains and so forth, it may just be the solution to many relevant questions and problems. Of course, the intersection of time and one’s own biological […]
Do You Have a Circadian Sleep Disorder?
Many of us have experienced the havoc resulting from a change in one’s circadian rhythm. Even healthy people have to occasionally change their sleep patterns thanks to daylight saving time or traveling. However, some people have circadian sleep disorders that prevent them from getting good sleep at normal times. These disorders may leave them feeling […]
Melatonin, Sleep Disorders and Chronopharmacology
New studies in chronobiology are being released and covered in the media every week. In particular, the importance of melatonin levels is discussed frequently. However, many people do not understand the basics of this hormone. Melatonin, or “the mother hormone of chronobiology,” has various effects, the main ones being helping an individual achieve healthy sleep and keeping the […]
NPR Releases New Article on Circadian Rhythms and Weight Management
Today National Public Radio (NPR) released an article on chronobiology and how our body’s internal clocks affect our health, particularly our weight and diet. The article titled “Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines” examines the relationship between the desynchronization of the circadian rhythm and metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. They spoke to some […]
How Does Daylight Saving Time Affect Our Circadian Rhythm?
Sleep disturbances are surprisingly common in the Western world. Many people struggle to get to sleep at a reasonable hour and then spend their days exhausted. Modern research into chronobiology, or the science of our bodies’ internal clocks, suggests that a lack of sleep can even contribute to disease. In honor of Sleep Awareness Week, […]
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