The Human Circadian Clock

Scientists nail down the network topology of the human circadian clock Life has a certain kind of layered rhythm to it. Our own circadian clock controls things as diverse and important as sleep, hunger, body temperature, hormone levels, and even cell cycles. For a while we’ve been reasonably sure it’s controlled by the suprachiasmatic nucleus…

Why You Should Make Your Bed

Change the world, by making your bed. ORIGINALLY POSTED by Buzzfeed.com posted on April 19, 2015, at 10:18 a.m. by – Jessica Probus BuzzFeed Staff Thanks for the link @AmaliaOnTheGo ______________________________________________________________________ Design by Noa Santos and JustinDesign by Noa Santos and Justin Di Piero for Homepolish.com / Photo by Claire Esparros Di Piero for Homepolish.com / Photo…

Are you getting enough sleep?

ORIGINALLY POSTED AT: telegraph.co.uk It is arrogant to assume that we can defy evolution and thrive on shorter, disturbed rest, experts say – we may even be on the verge of a public health crisis ‘It is the quality of sleep that matters. Six hours undisturbed is probably better than 10 hours of interrupted sleep,’…

Men: Melatonin Levels and Prostate Cancer linked?

Men with higher levels of the sleep hormone melatonin may be less likely to develop prostate cancer, a new study suggests. The research also revealed that men who had higher levels of melatonin in their urine had a 75 percent decreased risk of advanced prostate cancer, compared with men with lower melatonin levels. “It’s notable that…