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Camping Can Help Reset Your Circadian Clock
2013-08-02 04:42:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a recently published study, the circadian clocks of eight people were successfully synched with the timing of sunrise and sunset by doing nothing more than spending one week exposed only to natural light while camping in the Rocky Mountains. The University of Colorado Boulder study found regardless of whether they were early birds or night owls during their normal lives, the synchronization happened for all participants...

Sleep Loss And Nocturnal Overeating Could Lead To Weight Gain
2013-03-12 05:46:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While previous studies have uncovered a link between a lack of sleep and weight gain, new research published in Monday´s edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has discovered the reasons why the phenomenon occurs. Individuals who sleep just five hours each night over the course of an entire workweek and have unlimited access to food can put on nearly two pounds of weight, the researchers...

2011-01-13 14:55:04

Adults who take one of the world's most commonly prescribed sleep medications are significantly more at risk for nighttime falls and potential injury, according to a new study by the University of Colorado at Boulder. The study, which involved 25 healthy adults, showed 58 percent of the older adults and 27 percent of the young adults who took a hypnotic, sleep-inducing drug called zolpidem showed a significant loss of balance when awakened two hours after sleep. The findings are important...

2011-01-12 15:33:54

The findings show that missing a night of sleep burns roughly 135 calories, the equivalent of two slices of bread or a 225 ml glass of semi-skimmed milk. In terms of physical exertion, this amounts to walking just under two miles. On the flip side, eight hours of sleep saved the same approximate amount of energy. 'While the amount of energy saved during sleep may seem small, it was actually more than we expected,' says Professor Kenneth Wright, lead author of the study and Director of...

2011-01-05 13:26:05

In the first-ever quantification of energy expended by humans during sleep, a University of Colorado team has found that the metabolic cost of an adult missing one night of sleep is the equivalent of walking slightly less than two miles. The new findings will help researchers further understand one of the important functions of sleep in humans, said CU-Boulder Associate Professor Kenneth Wright. Wright, who led the study, said the goal was to measure and quantify energy expenditure during...

2006-01-10 17:55:00

CHICAGO -- If it takes a while to clear the cobwebs after waking up, that's understandable -- "sleep inertia" leaves some people so groggy they might as well be drunk, researchers said on Tuesday. "For a short period, at least, the effects of sleep inertia may be as bad as or worse than being legally drunk," said researcher Kenneth Wright of the University of Colorado at Boulder. That befuddled feeling usually lasts for at least a few minutes but may be detectable for up to two hours, Wright...


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