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2014-03-28 09:23:18

You've switched to the night shift and your weight skyrockets, or you wake at 7 a.m. on weekdays but sleep until noon on weekends—a social jet lag that can fog your Saturday and Sunday. Life runs on rhythms driven by circadian clocks, and disruption of these cycles is associated with serious physical and emotional problems, says Orie Shafer, a University of Michigan assistant professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology. Now, new findings from Shafer and U-M doctoral...

2014-03-11 23:28:51

Spring Ahead Without Losing An Hour of Sleep - as Daylight Saving Time indicates we turn our clock hands one hour forward. Sparta, NJ (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Spring Ahead Without Losing an Hour of Sleep Daylight Saving Time- Spring Ahead Without Losing An Hour of Sleep. This past Saturday marked the early onset of Spring- as Daylight Saving Time indicates we turn our clock hands one hour forward. While this may come as a joy for some, those who have a great disdain mornings view it as a...

2014-03-04 23:31:26

Life Science Nutritionals (LSN) is pleased to announce the launch of their newest gummy product, Adult Essentials Night Time Sleep Aid. Scheduled to hit Shoppers Drug Mart store shelves across Canada this spring, Adult Essentials Night Time Sleep Aid is a natural sleep aid. Burlington, Ontario (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Life Science Nutritionals (LSN) is pleased to announce the launch of their newest gummy product, Adult Essentials Night Time Sleep Aid. Scheduled to hit Shoppers Drug Mart...

2014-02-28 08:25:02

The Non-24 Share More Campaign aims to educate totally blind people living with the disorder and their families through its health and wellness podcast series WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VANDA) (NASDAQ: VNDA) today announced that it has partnered with Erik Weihenmayer, a world-renowned adventurer and the only blind person to climb Mount Everest, to support the Non-24 Share More Campaign and launch the expert podcast series available at...

2014-02-26 08:29:35

Instead of prescription drugs or a new mattress, proper sleep techniques may be the key to better quality sleep BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Sleep Awareness Week is the perfect time for Americans to analyze the quality of their sleep and recognize the important health benefits associated with sleeping well. This annual event is sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation and is being held March 2-9. Throughout the week experts will share effective sleep...

2014-02-25 23:04:32

A new book documents how maximizing melatonin by avoiding blue light helps sleep and promotes formation of brown (beige) fat that burns excess pounds, according to Photonic Developments LLC (http://www.lowbluelights.com). University Heights, OH (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 A new book, “Another Weight Loss Gimmick? Maybe Not”, describes how brown or beige fat has become the focus of intense efforts by scientists to learn how it can be employed in fighting the worldwide epidemic of...

2014-02-25 08:32:36

"Restorative Sleep Without Drugs or Alcohol" designed to help troubled sleepers enjoy the many benefits of restful sleep BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Sleep Awareness Week 2014 is being held March 2-9. This sleep focused week celebrates the amazing health benefits restful sleep can provide, if one is capable of falling asleep and staying asleep throughout the night. Sleep benefits include: an increase in mental and physical energy, a brighter more positive...

2014-02-20 12:06:56

Progressive degeneration of photoreceptors—the rods and cones of the eyes—causes blinding diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration. While there are currently no available treatments to reverse this degeneration, a newly developed compound allows other cells in the eye to act like photoreceptors. As described in a study appearing in the February 19 issue of the Cell Press journal Neuron, the compound may be a potential drug candidate for treating patients...

2014-02-03 23:25:00

ActiGraph, a leading provider of objective physical activity and sleep/wake measurement solutions for the global research community, has launched a new proximity tagging feature for its suite of Bluetooth Smart activity monitors, providing researchers with new and unique opportunities to enhance the contextual meaning of their actigraphy data. Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 ActiGraph, a leading provider of objective physical activity and sleep/wake measurement solutions for the...

2014-01-29 23:22:49

When you get up at night and expose you and your baby’s eyes to light, it will cut off your melatonin and make it hard to fall sleep again. Light bulbs that don’t make the blue rays that kill melatonin are now available at http://www.lowbluelights.com. University Heights, OH (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 The new book “Pregnant? New Baby? Need Sleep!” by Richard Hansler PhD describes how understanding how light affects human beings can make having a baby more fun. Dr. Hansler is an...


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Pineal Gland
2013-04-30 10:31:18

The pineal gland, also called the epiphysis cerebri, is an endocrine organ located in the brain. Its primary function is to regulate the sleep cycle and influence sexual development. It is a reddish-gray glandular structure that forms the roof of the third ventricle in the brain, between the two lateral ventricles, tucked in a groove near the thalamic bodies. Its body is relatively the size of a grain of rice; it’s shaped like a pine cone and has an infindibular stalk projecting from it....

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