Is Obeying the Clock Really Necessary?

One of the most common rites of passage among young people is their newfound freedom to ignore a "normal" bedtime. As a result, their activity and sleep habits get out of alignment with the natural day-night cycle. We learn to disobey the clock that was programmed into our systems by the Creator to help us…

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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…

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