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Urban Blackbirds Have Faster Circadian Rhythms Than Rural Relatives
2013-06-19 10:27:24

For years we have known about the differences between city slickers and country bumpkins, but a new study from the Max Planck Institute in Germany has shown that the different environments can have different effects on an organism’s natural biological rhythms.

2012-05-10 22:52:31

Urgent appointments, tight work timetables and hectic social schedules structure modern life, and they very often clash with our intrinsic biological rhythms.

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2011-06-14 07:50:00

Players who are 'morning types' have a higher batting average in early games, but 'evening types' have the advantage in late games.

2011-04-15 13:56:01

As many as 25 percent of hospital nurses go without sleep for up to 24 hours in order to adjust to working on the night shift, which is the least effective strategy for adapting their internal, circadian clocks to a night-time schedule.

2010-06-09 20:58:30

Pitchers who are 'morning types' appear to have an advantage over night owls.

2009-06-09 10:27:17

According to a research abstract that will be presented on Tuesday, June 9, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, students who consider themselves to be evening types (that is someone who feels more alert and does their best work later in the day) have poorer sleep hygiene scores than morning and intermediate types.

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2004-11-29 04:00:00

NATURE dictates that we are all `morning' or `evening' people, and scientists say it could be dangerous to fight your biological rhythms, reports Anjana Ahuja.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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