Researchers have created new 3D maps of two melatonin receptors. The models can be used to help develop new treatments that not only improve sleep, but may also treat a variety of other conditions from diabetes to cancer.
A new study reports women who are in their third trimester of pregnancy during months with less day light are at an increased risk of developing postnatal depression.
Researchers report a variation of the MTNR1A gene is linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in older people. The same gene has previously been implicated in reduced tolerance to shift work in the aging population.
According to researchers, those who eat in close proximity to their natural melatonin onset are more likely to have a higher percentage of body fat and BMI than those who eat earlier.
According to a new study, synthetic chemicals found in some insecticides can bind to melatonin receptors, creating a higher risk for people to develop diabetes and other metabolic disorders.
According to researchers, daytime light exposure may help to combat the negative effect blue light exposure has on sleep.
A new study reports a small group of people with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis experienced improvement to their symptoms during the fall and winter seasons.