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

Tags:  sleep  sleep-deprivation  daylight-saving-time  sleep-loss  circadian-rhythm  melatonin  poor-sleep  blue-light

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

Tags: sleep light jobs science-and-technology health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms

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

Tags: sleep brains neurological-disorders featured health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms

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

Tags: neurons health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms salt sodium

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

Tags: covid-19 sleep apps featured time health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms

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

Tags: food fasting time health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms

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

Tags: covid-19 exercise sleep featured health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms

Coronavirus: social distancing may be a rare chance to get our sleep patterns closer to what nature intended

The time at home from the coronavirus crisis could be an opportunity to let our natural sleep rhythms take over.

Zlatan Krizan, Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University • conversation
March 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  covid-19  insomnia  coronavirus-2020  sleep-deprivation  sleep-series-2018  daylight-saving-time  sleep-loss  circadian-rhythm

Brain’s global signal fluctuates less as the day goes on

The brain's global signal fluctuation decreases as the day goes by, a study finds. Does time of day affect brain scans in research and medical testing?

National University of Singapore • futurity
March 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: brains science-and-technology circadian-rhythms imaging-technology

20-hour biological clock turns people into ‘morning larks’

The discovery of why some people are extreme "morning larks" could lead to therapies for inherited sleep disorders and those due to shift work or jet lag.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Feb. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: sleep proteins health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms sleep-disorders

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