Researchers have discovered a group of neurons in the retina that affect circadian rhythm by sending signals to the SCN.
Taking a warm bath an hour or two before bedtime can help improve sleep quality. Scheduling a soak in the tub 1.5 hours before sleep, and setting the water temperature to 104-109 degrees Fahrenheit can hasten the speed of falling asleep by, on average, 10 minutes in addition to improving sleep quality.
Researchers identified molecules that can modulate circadian rhythms by binding to the MT1 melatonin receptor in the hypothalamus.
Researchers uncover how specific retinal cells respond to the artificial light generated by cell phone and tablets. The study reveals how retinal ganglion cells process ambient light and reset our circadian clocks, leading to sleep disruptions.
Study shows how circadian clock mechanisms boost our ability to maintain our bodies when we are most active.
Researchers report just one night of sleep loss can have a tissue specific impact on metabolism and the regulation of gene expression. The study could explain why those who suffer chronic sleep loss or work shifts are at greater risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Eating late, or at inappropriate times might have a significant impact on both weight and normal sleep-wake patterns, a new study published in Cell Metabolism reports.
A new study reports smoking disrupts the circadian rhythm in both the brain and lungs.