Do You Have Social Jetlag?
Emerging evidence suggests that healthy people who adhere to regular bedtime and rising schedules during the work week but stay up late and sleep in on the weekends may have higher cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose levels, and weight. These effects were significant even after adjusting for confounding variables. The biological mechanisms for these findings continue to…Read More
Things to Know About Your Kids’ Sleep Habits
Did you know that youngsters need more sleep than adults? Stanford University has interesting information on this topic.Adolescent sleep is a very popular subject. People wonder if it's true that their teenage sons and daughters may need more sleep than they got as children, or whether their kids are choosing to turn into lazy, sleepy young adults.Read More
It is Best to be in Synch!
Humans have daily cycles that when changed cause us not to feel right. Those changes may be caused by jet lag, shift work, illness or just choosing to ignore the normal bedtime. Researchers examined the impact of misaligned behavioral and circadian rhythms in a group of human subjects. Each person experienced the normal 24 hour…Read More
Disturbed Sleep Cycles Can Increase Risk for Heart Disease
Evidence is increasing that night-shift work can raise the risk of cardiovascular disease. In a randomized, crossover trial 30 healthy Austrian physicians submitted to a battery of tests to determine the effects of a prolonged workday on heart rate, blood pressure, cardiac rhythm, and biochemical markers. When compared with routine work days, those with prolonged…Read More