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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on December 23rd, 2020

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Recent Circadian Rhythm News, Winter Solstice 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. Center for Environmental Therapeutics : The Timing of Sunrise Within U.S. Time Zones
    …and SAD
    [DEC 18, 2020]
  2. Sleep Review : The Link Between Alzheimer’s and Circadian Rhythms [DEC 17, 2020]
  3. Journal of Sleep Research : Neurobehavioural functions during variable and stable short sleep schedules [DEC 16, 2020]
  4. Science-Based Medicine : Melatonin [DEC 15, 2020]
  5. The Sleep Doctor : Could your Mobile Phone be Causing Melatonin Madness? [DEC 15, 2020]
  6. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology : Mystery solved with math: Cytoplasmic traffic jam disrupts sleep-wake cycles [DEC 14, 2020]
  7. Journal of Sleep Research : The acute effects of sleep restriction therapy for insomnia on circadian timing and vigilance [DEC 13, 2020]
  8. CNBC : Study: ‘Home court advantage’ is real—here’s how it could affect your focus [DEC 11, 2020]
  9. Harvard Men's Health Watch : Dreaming of a good night’s rest—Sleep trouble? These strategies keep your sleep cycle on track [DEC 9, 2020]
  10. Center for Environmental Therapeutics : Variations on the SAD Experience [DEC 8, 2020]
  11. Psychiatry Advisor : Examining the Genetics That Cause Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder [DEC 7, 2020]
  12. Science Focus : The internet has banished the night – but we need it back [DEC 7, 2020]
  13. Sleep Review : How Stress & the Circadian Clock Affect Sleep [DEC 4, 2020]
  14. ParkinsonsDisease.net : Parkinson’s & the Circadian Role of Melatonin [DEC 3, 2020]
  15. The Sleep Doctor : 7 Things to Know About the Links Between Sleep, Nutrition, and Time [DEC 2, 2020]
  16. Journal of Sleep Research : Effects of bright light and an afternoon nap on task performance depend on the cognitive domain [NOV 30, 2020]
  17. Nagoya University : Researchers find how stress and the circadian clock affect sleep [NOV 30, 2020]
  18. MedicineNet : Later School Start Time, Fewer Migraines for Teens? [NOV 29, 2020]
  19. Tech Explorist : How stress and the circadian clock affect sleep? [NOV 28, 2020]
  20. University of California San Francisco : For Teens with Migraines, Sleeping In (a Bit) May Help [NOV 25, 2020]
  21. Physician's Weekly : Circadian Dysfunction May Signal Alzheimer’s Dementia [NOV 24, 2020]
  22. C|NET : How to fix your sleep schedule after it's been thrown off [NOV 23, 2020]
  23. Daily Republic : For Your Health: Coping with seasonal affective disorder [NOV 22, 2020]
  24. Center for Environmental Therapeutics : A reader asks: I’d like to try a dawn simulator because I want to get up at 6 a.m., and the sun isn’t up yet (and the alarm is horribly jarring). But I’ve also had symptoms of SAD for a long time, and am considering a light box. Is there any reason not to do both? [NOV 18, 2020]
  25. Discoveries : How will the winter darkness affect kids’ learning and sleep this year? [NOV 17, 2020]