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Jul 23, 2019
Sleep and Dopamine

It has been found that dopamine also helps in sleep regulation, as it promotes wakefulness, contrary to melatonin which makes us feel sleepy. This resource describes the role of dopamine as related to sleep, and including tips to sleep better.

Source: Sleepline

Jul 23, 2019
Epigenetics and Sleep

Epigenetics, a new, sometimes called ‘revolutionary’ discipline, helps us describe how our body changes through the years and under the influence of many internal and external factors, as well as our own choices. Here we talk about how our body changes under the influence of sleep or the lack thereof.

Source: Sleepline

May 28, 2019
Heart Attacks in AM, Fever in PM: How Your Body Clock Works

This article from Healthline addresses how many diseases have regular daily variations in risk or symptoms tied to the body’s internal clock.

Source: Healthline

Jun 27, 2017
Medical Residents, Misplaced Pride and Saner Hours

Informed by research, Austin Frakt and Aaron Carroll explore and explain the changing landscape of health care, including in this article, research related to sleep and medical residents.

Source: NYT Upshot

May 01, 2017
Short Sleep Duration by Occupation Group — 29 States, 2013–2014

To provide updated and more detailed information about which occupation groups have the highest prevalences of short sleep duration, CDC analyzed data from currently employed adults surveyed for the 2013 and 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in 29 states.

Source: CDC

Jan 17, 2017
Ergonomics Today Quick News - Study: non-standard Shifts Bad News for Injured Workers Returning to Work

This Quick News article in Ergoweb was released on January 21, 2008 and written by Jennifer Anderson.

Source: Ergoweb

Aug 01, 2013
Sleep: A Health Imperative

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society have developed this statement to communicate to national health stakeholders the current knowledge which ties sufficient sleep and circadian alignment in adults to health.

Source: NCBI

Jul 01, 2013
Disruption of Circadian Rhythm Increases the Risk of Cancer, Metabolic Syndrome, and Cardiovascular Disease

Cite this article as: Shanmugam V, Wafi A, Al-Taweel N & Büsselberg D. Disruption of circadian rhythm increases the risk of cancer, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, Journal of Local and Global Health Science, 2013:3

Source: Journal of Global Local Health Science

May 01, 2012
Lack of sleep is linked to obesity, new evidence shows

A new paper which reviews the evidence from sleep restriction studies reveals that inadequate sleep is linked to obesity, as reported in Science News.

Source: Science Daily

Jun 01, 2011
Insufficient Sleep is a Public Health Epidemic

This feature, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provide information from two new reports on the prevalence of unhealthy sleep behaviors and self-reported sleep-related difficulties among U.S. adults.

Source: CDC