Tag: Circadian Rhythm

Study Finds That Taking A Warm Bath Before Bed Can Significantly Improve Sleep

Want a peaceful night of sleep? Researchers found that by simply taking a warm bath an hour or two before bedtime can help a person fall asleep faster and improve the overall quality of sleep.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 21, 2019

Eating At The Right Time May Reduce Adverse Effects Of Shift Work

British researchers have identified insulin's role in helping keep the body clock functioning properly. The hormone acts as a signal to let different cellular processes operate in line with each other.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2019

Fat Cells Have Biological Clock That Can Affect Metabolism

Human fat cells follow its own biological clock that regulates metabolism and appetite. This new finding helps scientists better understand the role of circadian rhythm in key body functions.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 27, 2019

Study Links Mental Health Problems With Body Clock

People who wake up early are more likely to have better mental health than night owls who stay up too late. In a massive new study, researchers identified genes responsible for the body clock.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2019

New Blood Test Will Determine Your Body Clock: Here's Why You Need To Know

Scientists have developed TimeSignature, a new blood test that will determine a person's body clock, or circadian rhythms. This is important because biological clocks regulate various processes beyond just sleepiness and hunger.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 11, 2018

If Your Body Clock Is Messed Up, Your Mental Health Is At Risk

A new study established a link between biological clock disruptions and increased risk for mental health issues. People with increased nighttime activity, decreased daytime activity, or both were more likely to have symptoms of major depression or bipolar disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2018

Poor Grades Linked To Class Schedules That Do Not Match Students' Biological Clocks

Students whose circadian rhythms are not in sync with their class schedules are more likely to have lower grades. Which students are most vulnerable to the effects of class-induced jet lags?

Feature | Health March 30, 2018

Study Reveals Why Good Night Sleep Becomes Elusive As We Get Older

Researchers who studied aging mice revealed why older people tend to find it difficult to fall asleep. Their findings showed a link between the aging process and how age impairs the body's circadian clock.

Public Health March 28, 2018

Exposure To Artificial Lighting Ups Risk For Breast Cancer

Researchers find that women who are exposed to artificial lighting at night have 14 percent higher risks for breast cancer. Hormone disruption is suspected to be the likely cause of the increased risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2017

‘Night Owl’ Gene Detected By Scientists: Here’s Why Your Circadian Rhythm Matters

The circadian rhythm dictates your sleep cycle and regulates hormone activity responsible for most physiological processes. Studies have shown the circadian clock, which can be altered by the ‘night owl’ gene, also influences how the body responds to medication.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 10, 2017

Say Hello To ZeitZeiger, A Computer Method That Tells Time According To Your Body Clock

ZeitZeiger, a computer method developed at Vanderbilt University, uses blood samples to measure the circadian time of the body. This method can eventually be used to personalize treatments for sleep-related disorders.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 28, 2017

The Secret To The Snooze Button: How To Wake Up Early And Why It Is Good For You

Rising early has a lot of benefits, although it can be an arduous task for some. Check out these effective tips on how to wake up early, according to studies.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017

Suffering From Jet Lag? A Blast Of Low-Oxygen Air Might Just Be What You Need

Frequent travelers experience jet lag a lot and it’s never pleasant. According to researchers, getting your circadian rhythm on track again and getting proper sleep may just be a blast of low-oxygen air away.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 21, 2016

This Fish Sings Only At Night Due To Melatonin, Body Clock

Male species of the midshipman fish often 'sing' to woo females during breeding season, but scientists have long wondered why these aquatic animals only sing late at night. A new study may provide an explanation.

Animals September 22, 2016

Study Reveals How And Why Sunflowers Follow The Sun

The sunflower seems to follow the sun as it moves across the sky during the day. Researchers of a new study identified the mechanisms behind this movement.

Earth/Environment August 5, 2016

Jet Lag Is Worse For People Flying East: Study

A new study suggests that people who crossed different time zones traveling eastward suffer from jet lag more than those going west. Researchers believe this has connected to how the brain is able to operate the body's biological clock.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2016

Sleep Loss Increases Heart Disease Risk For Shift Workers

Another reason you should get a decent amount of sleep: a new study suggests sleep loss and delayed bedtimes may increase your risk for heart disease. The risk is stronger for shift workers.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2016

Age, Gender Affect Amount Of Sleep You Get, Smartphone Data Reveals

Age and gender are some of the top factors that may affect the amount of sleep, a new study has found. Nationality and other societal and cultural factors were also found to play roles.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2016

Graveyard Shift Negatively Affects Performance Of Women More Than Men

Women may be more affected by late night shifts than men, a new study has revealed. This can in turn affect their work performance.

Life April 21, 2016

Trouble Sleeping? Neural Pathways Control How We Fall Asleep And Wake Up

Key findings on how we fall asleep and wake up have been revealed in this new study. This pivotal information could greatly contribute toward treatments for sleep-deprived conditions such as insomnia and jet lag.

Life April 21, 2016

Kidneys Have Innate Clock That Influence Metabolic Processes Of The Body

Researchers demonstrate how the kidney's innate circadian clock affects metabolic processes in the body. These variations are crucial to the levels of lipids, amino acids and other blood components in the body.

Life April 11, 2016

Getting Enough Sleep? One-Third Of American Adults Don’t: CDC

Lack of sleep is experienced by a lot of people across the globe. A new report says that one-third of Americans are not getting enough sleep.

Life February 19, 2016

Flashing Light During Sleep Changes Timing Of Body's Biological Clock And Helps Prevent Jet Lag

Flashing-light therapy makes it easier for the body's biological clock to transition to new time zone helping prevent jet lag. The method can help travelers and night-shift workers who need to adjust their circadian clock.

Life February 9, 2016

Study: Eating Late At Night Might Affect Learning And Memory

Eating late at night or at times normally intended for sleeping may affect memory and learning. Experiments on mice shows that those who ate early had better memory than those who ate late or just before sleeping.

Life December 26, 2015

Plants Use Molecular Clock To Raise Resistance When Fungal Infection Is Likely To Occur

Plants have super powers. They can ward off infection by regulating their internal molecular clock to anticipate impending infection by pathogens.

Earth/Environment December 18, 2015

Changing Sleep Schedules May Raise Heart Disease, Diabetes Risks

Sudden changes in sleep routines could increase the risks for diabetes and heart disease, a new study revealed. Researchers looked into a person’s social jetlag or the differences between the body’s circadian rhythm and the person’s social schedules.

Life November 19, 2015

Coffee Confuses Your Body's Internal Clock: Here's How

Drinking coffee in the evening does not just prevent sleep. Caffeine can also make it difficult to get up at the right time the next morning because it disrupts the body's internal clock.

Life September 17, 2015

Sleep Expert Paul Kelly Says Work And School Days Should Start At 10 A.M.

With the current start time in schools, students lose about 10 hours of sleep per week, says sleep expert Paul Kelly. He also believes starting work before 9 a.m. is torture.

Life September 10, 2015

Being Exposed To Nature Good For Sleep: Study

Need better sleep? Go and enjoy nature, said researchers, offering further proof that spending time outdoors has health benefits, most especially for those 65 years old and above.

Life August 25, 2015

Discovery Of 'Reset' Button For Body Clocks Could Help Us Deal With Jet Lag

Researchers discover how light/dark cycles trigger brain proteins to regulate our body clocks. These findings could lead to treatments for conditions linked to body clock disruption.

Life April 27, 2015

How Fast Is Your Circadian Clock? Scientists Isolate Key to Determining Speed

Researchers peer into our body clocks to see what make them "tick." Changes at the molecular level set the "speed" of our circadian rhythm, they find.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2015

Diabetes Risk Rises for Black Women Working Night Shifts

Night shift work, with its disruption of circadian rhythm and sleep deprivation, linked to elevated diabetes risk in black women, study finds. And the risk goes up the longer night work continues through life, researchers find.

Life January 12, 2015

Centipede Genome Sequenced: Here's What Scientists Found

Genetic data from the centipede shows how it evolved from its original habitat in the sea to its current underground home. The study also found that the arthropod lacks genes that help detect light.

Earth/Environment November 28, 2014

Doing shift work can damage your brain. Here's what you need to know

A new study shows that shift work for an extended period of time negatively affects the brain.

Internet Culture November 4, 2014

Want to lose weight? Take a walk in the sunlight, but do it in the morning, scientists say

What time of day we spend in sunlight has surprising effect on our weight, scientists say morning light is best.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 3, 2014

Pill to reset body clock in the works: Goodbye jet lag and shift-work stress

Effects of long flights, crossing different time zones, or even stress brought by shift-work disrupts one's body clock. What if there is a pill just for that?

Life March 22, 2014

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