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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Along with ornithologists from the University of Maine and the University of Glasgow in Scotland, the Max Planck researchers studied the circadian rhythm of both urban and...

2012-05-10 22:52:31

When times are out of joint Urgent appointments, tight work timetables and hectic social schedules structure modern life, and they very often clash with our intrinsic biological rhythms. The discrepancy results in so-called social jetlag, which can damage one's health. Among other effects, it can contribute to the development of obesity, as a new LMU study shows. Three temporal cycles shape our lives. Our biological clock ensures that fundamental physiological processes oscillate with a...

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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 A Major League Baseball player's natural sleep preference might affect his batting average in day and night games, according to a research abstract that will be presented Monday, June 13, in Minneapolis, Minn., at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS). Results indicate that players who were "morning...

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. That is one of the results of the first study to examine the strategies that night nurses use to adjust between day and night sleep cycles. The study was based on questionnaires from 388 nurses who work at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the...

2010-06-09 20:58:30

Pitchers who are 'morning types' appear to have an advantage over night owls A Major League Baseball pitcher's natural sleep preference might affect how he performs in day and night games, according to a research abstract that will be presented Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that pitchers who were morning types performed statistically better overall than those who were...

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. Sleep hygiene is the group of behaviors linked to good sleep and alertness. Examples include having a regular bedtime routine, a...

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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. DID YOU FEEL a bit lacklustre early this morning, even though you didn't touch a drop last night? Does your alarm clock always seem to boom into life obscenely early, rousing you from a deep slumber? Does your in-tray fester until after lunch, by which time you've perked up enough to face it? And will you spend today dreaming about...


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