Need More Sleep?

9 January, 2013

Need More Sleep? The Facts On Sleeping Disorders

 

I’ve heard about sleep cycles. How does sleep work and how do its cycles affect me?

28 May, 2011

“The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.”  Charles Caleb Colton

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What is the Circadian Rhythm and how does it affect our sleep?

25 May, 2011

The circadian rhythm is a (roughly) 24-hour cycle in the chemical, physical and mental processes which go on in the human body.

Appearing in most living things, circadean rhythms are directed by genes which have been identified in fruit flies, mice and fungi as well as humans.

Circadian rhythms are driven by the body’s biological clock, groupings of interacting molecules in cells throughout the body.  These biological clocks are in turn controlled by a master clock in the brain which keeps all the body clocks in sync.

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