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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on November 20th, 2020

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Recent Circadian Rhythm News, Late Fall 2020

CIRCADIAN WIRE final 1Circadian Wire is an occasional supplemental news report 
capturing circadian rhythm news of relevant interest to sleep
technologists and sleep health educators not featured in 
our regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine.


NOTE: Some links might require additional registration or password access. If you work in a sleep clinic, hospital system, or research institution, you should be able to allocate access through them. 
  1. Sleep Medicine : The Influence of Intensity and Timing of Daily Light Exposure on Subjective and Objective Sleep in Adolescents with an Evening Circadian Preference [NOV 16, 2020]
  2. Thorax : Night shift work is associated with an increased risk of asthma [NOV 16, 2020]
  3. Metro : I’ve been tired every moment of every day for over two decades [non24] [NOV 15, 2020]
  4. Teen Vogue : 10 Best Light Therapy Lamps 2020 [NOV 13, 2020]
  5. Pharmacy Times : Common Genetic Mutation Can Lead to Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder [NOV 12, 2020]
  6. Journal of Sleep Research : Ageing shift workers’ sleep and working‐hour characteristics after implementing ergonomic shift‐scheduling rules [NOV 9, 2020]
  7. Nature.com Ecology & Evolution : A meta-analysis of biological impacts of artificial light at night [NOV 2, 2020]
  8. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology : Race as a risk factor for sleep timing shift and disruption in chronic rhinosinusitis [OCT 30, 2020]
  9. Discover : We've All Heard That Eating Late Is Unhealthy. Is It True? [OCT 30, 2020]
  10. EarthSky : Paul Bogard on why we need darkness [OCT 29, 2020]
  11. Nature : Circadian misalignment increases mood vulnerability in simulated shift work [OCT 29, 2020]
  12. Neuroscience News : How a Common Mutation Leads to ‘Night Owl’ Sleep Disorder [OCT 27, 2020]
  13. Sleep Review : How Night-Shift Work Causes Internal Clock Confusion [OCT 27, 2020]
  14. MedicineNet : Most Americans Want to End Seasonal Time Changes: Survey [OCT 23, 2020]
  15. Seed World : Yes, Virtual Jet Lag is a Thing. Here’s What to do About it [OCT 22, 2020]
  16. University of Minnesota Medical School : $1.8M NIH Grant Will Seek to Understand Circadian Sleep Problems in Neurological Diseases [OCT 22, 2020]
  17. Sleep Review : How Shift Work Impacts Body’s Ability to Curb Cancer Growth: Insights from a Study on Mice [OCT 16, 2020]
  18. Indiana University : Blue-light glasses improve sleep and workday productivity, study finds [OCT 15, 2020]
  19. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : When reason sleeps: attempted suicide during the circadian night [OCT 15, 2020]
  20. Apartment Therapy : I Asked a Therapist in Alaska About How to Cope at Home During Dark Winter Days [OCT 14, 2020]
  21. SLEEP : Myopia, Individual differences in light sensitivity affect sleep and circadian rhythms [OCT 13, 2020]
  22. Live Strong : What Really Happens to Your Body When You Take Melatonin [OCT 12, 2020]
  23. The Optimist Daily : Lighting systems that mimic natural light can help the elderly sleep better [OCT 9, 2020]
  24. Daily Mail : Olympic medals are easier to win in the afternoon: Peak physical performance is around 5pm and body clock can make the difference between a good run and a world record [OCT 8, 2020]
  25. Sleep Medicine : Delayed sleep–wake phase disorder in young adults: prevalence and correlates from a national survey of Norwegian university students [OCT 7, 2020]