Posts Tagged 'sleep'

The Human Circadian Clock

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Scientists nail down the network topology of the human circadian clock

Life has a certain kind of layered rhythm to it. Our own circadian clock controls things as diverse and important as sleep, hunger, body temperature, hormone levels, and even cell cycles. For a while we’ve been reasonably sure it’s controlled by the ...
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Are you getting enough sleep?

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ORIGINALLY POSTED AT: telegraph.co.uk

It is arrogant to assume that we can defy evolution and thrive on shorter, disturbed rest,

experts say – we may even be on the verge of a public health crisis

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‘It is the quality of sleep that matters. Six hours undisturbed is probably better than 10 hours of interrupted sleep,’ says ...
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Men: Melatonin Levels and Prostate Cancer linked?

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Men with higher levels of the sleep hormone melatonin may be less likely to develop prostate cancer, a new study suggests.

The research also revealed that men who had higher levels of melatonin in their urine had a 75 percent decreased risk of advanced prostate cancer, compared with men with lower melatonin levels.

“It’s notable that we found a stronger association between melatonin levels and more advanced prostate cancer,” said study researcher Sarah Markt, a doctoral candidate in the department of epidemiology at ...

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