CircaNews

Latest findings in circadian medicine

How changing your light globes could help get your sleep cycle back in sync
Women and heart disease: Female hormones protect against heart damage from body clock disruptions
"You wake up in the morning feeling exhausted, and promise yourself you’ll get to sleep earlier tonight. But when bedtime rolls around again, you’re wide-awake, alert, and the last thing you feel like doing is turning out the lights. Sound familiar?"
"New research into the different ways male and female hearts respond to disruptions in the circadian clock may result in doctors giving men and women heart medications at different times of day"

How can we improve the immune system? By watching the clock
Can you get seasonal affective disorder in the summer?
"Most of us wake up in the morning, eat during the day and go to sleep at night. Without even thinking about it, we are governed by our body clock – or rather, clocks, because different tissues in our bodies have their own internal clocks."
"When you hear the term seasonal affective disorder, (SAD), you usually think of the wintertime blues, when folks feel sluggish and depressed due to the shorter, colder days and decreased exposure to light. "

When you eat could be as important as what you eat
"Mitochondria - the tiny power centers inside cells that burn nutrients like sugar to make energy - are tightly controlled by the body's biological or circadian clock. Consequently, there is an optimum time when sugar-burning is most efficient."