The neurotransmitter serotonin has been at the center of depression research for decades, and SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) are often the first drug to be tried for someone with depression. Antidepressants are one of the most prescribed medications in… Read More »Lighten your mood with more light (during the day)
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A study that came out recently in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine confirmed something slightly obvious but yet vastly underrated: light at night is causing problems with sleep. The study used data from the South Korean national health… Read More »Artificial light at night linked to insomnia
It’s the weekend! Your kids don’t have to get up for school in the morning, so why not let them stay up for an extra hour or two watching a movie tonight? Perhaps it is family game night and that… Read More »Why does staying up late on the weekends lead to weight gain in kids?
A new study came out this week in the Journal of Pediatrics that investigated the relationship between teenager sleep patterns, insulin resistance, and being overweight. The study involved 31 overweight teens (average age of 16) and measured sleep patterns for… Read More »Teenage weight problems tied to circadian misalignment.
came across a couple of circadian rhythm studies recently (one just was published this week) that add to the growing body of research that links fertility problems and circadian rhythm dysfunction. While infertility is a multifactorial problem with involvement of… Read More »Fertility Problems: Connection to Circadian Rhythm Dysfunction
It has been known for a couple of decades that exposure to light at night increases the risk of breast cancer. This is mainly due to light at night decreasing melatonin production, since melatonin acts as an antioxidant and helps… Read More »Artificial Light at Night Causes Breast Cancer?
So you are thinking about getting some blue-blocking glasses to wear for a couple of hours before bedtime… Are they really worth it? Is this just some fad – some kind of woo-woo hippy-dippy crap? I think the evidence from… Read More »Research studies on blue blocking glasses.
People everywhere seem to be throwing a collective temper tantrum. Logic need not apply. Facts are irrelevant. Truth changes daily. I know that I’m not the only one to have noticed this trend! People blame TV, the internet – no,… Read More »We Are All Acting Like Toddlers Needing a Nap!