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…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