Sleep cycles change with the moon’s phase

When people go to sleep and when they wake up changes with the moon, researchers report. The lunar effect may go back to our ancient ancestors.

James Urton-U. Washington • futurity
Jan. 28, 2021 ~9 min

Pollinators: neonicotinoid pesticides stop bees and flies from getting a good night's sleep

Chemicals banned in the EU were recently granted an exemption for limited use in the UK.

Kiah Tasman, Teaching Associate in Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of Bristol • conversation
Jan. 21, 2021 ~6 min

Protein may clarify Alzheimer’s and body clock link

Poor sleep and other issues with circadian rhythm are common for people with Alzheimer's disease. Now researchers may have a clue to why.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Dec. 23, 2020 ~8 min

Why sleep experts say it's time to ditch daylight saving time

That extra hour of sleep you'll be getting comes with a price. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recently said the changes are bad for our sleep.

Michael S. Jaffee, Vice Chair, Department of Neurology, University of Florida • conversation
Oct. 28, 2020 ~6 min

Blue-light glasses improve your sleep and work

Wearing blue-light glasses just before hitting the sack can help you get a better night's sleep and help you work better the next day.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
Oct. 15, 2020 ~6 min

Nappers may have higher neurological disorder risk

The brain's way to remove waste, the glymphatic system, is synced to circadian rhythms, research in mice shows. The findings may be bad news for nappers.

Mark Michaud-Rochester • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~7 min

Sodium affects biological clocks in mice

There could be ways to speed up biological clocks, researchers say. That could be help people adapt to the time change associated with long distance travel.

Cynthia Lee-McGill • futurity
July 13, 2020 ~4 min

App tracks messed up body clocks during pandemic

"...many of us may be experiencing circadian disruption which could lead to fatigue, mood changes, changes in sleep patterns, and decreased immune function."

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~5 min

Intermittent fasting works best at night to burn fat

When does intermittent fasting work best? Contrary to recent findings, new research says skipping breakfast is worse than skipping a pre-bedtime snack.

Vanderbilt U. • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~3 min

4 tips to protect your sleep in the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19's disruptions to your routine or your livelihood make it more important than ever to get good sleep. Researchers have four tips for you.

Alice Scott-Warwick • futurity
March 30, 2020 ~3 min