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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on January 24th, 2020

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Recent Circadian Rhythm News, January 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. The Atlantic : You Could Probably Hibernate [JAN 16, 2020]
  2. The New York Times : A (Former) Night Owl’s Guide to Becoming a Morning Person [JAN 16, 2020]
  3. Rolling Stone : Can Melatonin Vapes Safely Help People Sleep? [JAN 15, 2020]
  4. Sleep : Health consequences of circadian disruption (letter to the editor) [JAN 13, 2020]
  5. Sleep Junkies : The truth about melatonin – Professor Helen Burgess (podcast) [JAN 10, 2020]
  6. Uro Today : A Case of General Fatigue Caused by Enzalutamide that was Evaluated Using the Cancer Fatigue Scale and Overcome by Switching to Nighttime Treatment [JAN 10, 2020]
  7. PNAS : Hypoxia induces a time- and tissue-specific response that elicits intertissue circadian clock misalignment [JAN 7, 2020]
  8. Center for Environmental Therapeutics : If I wake up later than my ideal time on the weekend, should I still use the light therapy lamp for the same amount of time? [JAN 6, 2020]
  9. Center for Environmental Therapeutics : Why do I wake up at 4:30 every morning no matter what time I go to bed? [JAN 5, 2020]
  10. JCI Insight : Circadian rhythm phase shifts caused by timed exercise vary with chronotype [JAN 2, 2020]
  11. Sleep Review : Researchers ID 3 Cell Types That Help the Brain Tell Day from Night [DEC 31, 2019]
  12. Center for Environmental Therapeutics : Artificial Light: The Next Global Crisis? [DEC 26, 2019]
  13. Sleep Medicine Reviews : REM sleep vs exploratory wakefulness: Alternatives within adult ‘sleep debt’? [DEC 23, 2019]
  14. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München  via Science Daily : Chronobiology: 'We'll be in later' [DEC 20, 2019]
  15. Forschungsverbund Berlin  via Science Daily : Light pollution can suppress melatonin production in humans and animals [DEC 19, 2019]
  16. Nature : Shift rotation, circadian misalignment and excessive body weight influence psychomotor performance: a prospective and observational study under real life conditions [DEC 18, 2019]
  17. Rensselaer  via Newswise : A New Way to Optimize Sleep and Light Exposure Can Reduce Jet Lag and Improve Alertness [DEC 18, 2019]
  18. Genome Medicine via BioMedCentral : Genomics of circadian rhythms in health and disease [DEC 17, 2019]
  19. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Effects of a Tailored Lighting Intervention on Sleep Quality, Rest-Activity, Mood, and Behavior in Older Adults With Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias: A Randomized Clinical Trial [DEC 15, 2019]
  20. Rutgers University  via Newswise : Rutgers Expert Discusses How to Maintain Quality Sleep During the Holiday Travel Season [DEC 13, 2019]
  21. Neurology : Sleep duration, midday napping, and sleep quality and incident stroke [DEC 11, 2019]
  22. Frontiers in Neuroscience : Application of Machine Learning Methods to Ambulatory Circadian Monitoring (ACM) for Discriminating Sleep and Circadian Disorders [DEC 10, 2019]
  23. European Neuropsychopharmacology : Effect of add-on ramelteon therapy on sleep and circadian rhythm disruption in patients with schizophrenia: A randomized controlled trial [DEC 9, 2019]
  24. Pain Medicine : Morning Bright Light Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain: Potential Impact on the Volatility of Pain, Mood, Function, and Sleep [DEC 9, 2019]
  25. Journal of Biological Rhythms : Light Me up? Why, When, and How Much Light We Need [DEC 8, 2019]
  26. Clocks and Sleep : Acne Severity and Sleep Quality in Adults [DEC 6, 2019]
  27. Frontiers in Psychiatry : Blunted Nocturnal Salivary Melatonin Secretion Profiles in Military-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder [DEC 6, 2019]
  28. Medical News Today : Melatonin: Is it safe for babies? [DEC 5, 2019]
  29. Sleep and Biological Rhythms : Relationship of women’s reproductive health and menstrual problems with sleep and circadian rhythm (editorial) [DEC 5, 2019]
  30. European Journal of Emergency Medicine : Work shift duration for emergency physicians – the shorter, the better [DECEMBER 2019]
  31. Current Opinion in Psychology : Sleep and eating disorders: current research and future directions [NOV 30, 2019]
  32. Journal of Affective Disorders : Association of circadian properties of temporal processing with rapid antidepressant response to wake and light therapy in bipolar disorder [NOV 30, 2019]
  33. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology : A transdiagnostic sleep and circadian intervention for adolescents: six‐month follow‐up of a randomized controlled trial [NOV 26, 2019]