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Waking One Hour Earlier Reduces Risk of Depression

Sleep is a strong factor in good mental health. How much change in sleep does one need to make to reduce risk of depression and mood disorders? A new genetic study shows that just waking one hour earlier could reduce a person’s risk of major depression by 23%, as published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. It’s also among the first studies to quantify just how much, or little, change is

Insomnia and Disrupted Sleep

Abnormal Clock Gene Linked to Dawn Phenomenon in Type-2 Diabetes

For prediabetes and Type-2 diabetes who regularly monitor their blood sugar, there is a well-known issue called dawn phenomenon. It is characterized by a rise in blood sugar during the early morning hours, despite lifestyle measures and even medication. Jason Fung, MD, author of the The Obesity Code, The Complete Guide to Fasting, and The Diabetes Code and scientific editor of the Journal of Insulin Resistance, speaks frequently about the

Circadian Regulation, Stress and Sleep

Neural Pathway IDed Circadian Regulation, Stress and Sleep

A Nagoya University-led research team in Japan has found a new neural pathway that links the circadian regulation, stress, and sleep in in mammals. The team identified a neuron, called the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) neuron, that becomes excessively active when the mammal is under stress, which could trigger insomnia and other sleep disorders. Their findings were published in the journal Science Advances. Living organisms exhibit a 24-hour oscillation called the

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Early morning exposure to blue light can help the healing process for mild traumatic brain injury

Though exposure to blue light gets bad press, new research shows that the timing of the exposure can be beneficial. Early morning blue light exposure therapy can aid the healing process of people impact by mild traumatic brain injury, according to new research from the University of Arizona. “Daily exposure to blue wavelength light each morning helps to re-entrain the circadian rhythm so that people get better, more regular sleep.

Circadian clocks

Body Parts have Individual Circadian Clocks that Respond to Day and Night

It is well known that the body’s circadian clock operates from a central point in the hypothalamus. But does the body have other circadian clocks that operate independently? Apparently so, according to this study from the journal Cell. This means, for instance, that the liver sense when someone is staring at a television screen or cellphone late at night. When such activity is detected, the organ can throw the circadian

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Yoga Improves Sleep Patterns in Women with Premenstrual Syndrome

Women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) commonly complain of sleep disturbances, specifically in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. This study looked at the effects of yoga on quality of sleep of women experiencing PMS, as published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. It is well known that yogaRead moreYoga Improves Sleep Patterns in Women with Premenstrual SyndromeTo gain access to this article and the rest of our extensive

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Stimulants and Sedatives: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Stimulants and sedatives, they are a push-pull solution to our stress-packed world that are nothing but trouble. In our go-go-go world, we see not only our patients but also ourselves at times drawn to substances that serve as stimulants to keep us going, and sedatives to help us relax. Whether the stimulants and sedatives are as mild as caffeine and a glass of wine at the end of the day

TOP ARTICLES

Waking One Hour Earlier Reduces Risk of Depression

Sleep is a strong factor in good mental health. How much change in sleep does one need to make to reduce risk of depression and mood disorders? A new genetic study shows that just waking one hour earlier could reduce a person’s risk of major depression by 23%, as published

Abnormal Clock Gene Linked to Dawn Phenomenon in Type-2 Diabetes

For prediabetes and Type-2 diabetes who regularly monitor their blood sugar, there is a well-known issue called dawn phenomenon. It is characterized by a rise in blood sugar during the early morning hours, despite lifestyle measures and even medication. Jason Fung, MD, author of the The Obesity Code, The Complete

Neural Pathway IDed Circadian Regulation, Stress and Sleep

A Nagoya University-led research team in Japan has found a new neural pathway that links the circadian regulation, stress, and sleep in in mammals. The team identified a neuron, called the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) neuron, that becomes excessively active when the mammal is under stress, which could trigger insomnia and

Body Parts have Individual Circadian Clocks that Respond to Day and Night

It is well known that the body’s circadian clock operates from a central point in the hypothalamus. But does the body have other circadian clocks that operate independently? Apparently so, according to this study from the journal Cell. This means, for instance, that the liver sense when someone is staring

Yoga Improves Sleep Patterns in Women with Premenstrual Syndrome

Women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) commonly complain of sleep disturbances, specifically in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. This study looked at the effects of yoga on quality of sleep of women experiencing PMS, as published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. It is well known that yogaRead

Stimulants and Sedatives: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Stimulants and sedatives, they are a push-pull solution to our stress-packed world that are nothing but trouble. In our go-go-go world, we see not only our patients but also ourselves at times drawn to substances that serve as stimulants to keep us going, and sedatives to help us relax. Whether