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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on June 5th, 2020

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Recent Circadian Rhythm News, June 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 : Low-tech Tools To Help Your Child Sleep [MAY 29, 2020]
  2. SLEEP : Associations Between Circadian Preference And Sleep-related Thoughts: Data From The 2015 Sleep In America Poll [MAY 27, 2020]
  3. SLEEP : Bright Light Could Be an Alternative to the Caffeine for Improving Driving Performance in Chronically Sleep-Deprived Young Drivers [MAY 27, 2020]
  4. SLEEP : The Clinical Utility of Dim Light Melatonin Onset in Treatment of Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder: Preliminary Findings [MAY 27, 2020]
  5. SLEEP : Daytime Sleep in Night Shift Workers: Quantifying the Role of Circadian Misalignment [MAY 27, 2020]
  6. SLEEP : Effect of a Simulated Sunset versus Typical Indoor Lighting on Evening Melatonin Levels [MAY 27, 2020]
  7. SLEEP : The Effects of Morning Blue Light Therapy on Insomnia Severity and PTSD Symptoms in a Clinical Sample [MAY 27, 2020]
  8. SLEEP : Melanopsin Driven Pupil Responses and Physical Activity: Stability of Activity from Day-to-Day in Winter in Seasonal Affective Disorder [MAY 27, 2020]
  9. SLEEP : The Role of Stress in Sleep in Night Shift Workers: Going Beyond Circadian Misalignment [MAY 27, 2020]
  10. Sleep Review : Why Is It So Hard to Wake Up on a Cold Morning? Fruit Fly Study Provides Clues [MAY 21, 2020]
  11. The Sleep Doctor : How Your Chronotype Can Help in the Coronavirus Outbreak [MAY 19, 2020]
  12. CNN : How to fix your sleep schedule, according to experts [MAY 15, 2020]
  13. Harvard Health Publishing : Why your sleep and wake cycles affect your mood [MAY 14, 2020]
  14. Scientific Reports : Bright light improves sleep in patients with Parkinson’s disease: possible role of circadian restoration [MAY 14, 2020]
  15. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Sleep, Circadian Rhythm, and Gut Microbiota [MAY 13, 2020]
  16. Sleep Review : Scientists Add to Our Understanding of the Genetic, Biochemical Regulation of Circadian Sleep/Wake Cycles [MAY 5, 2020]
  17. DovePress : Pre-Race Sleep Management Strategy and Chronotype of Offshore Solo Sailors [MAY 4, 2020]
  18. Center for Environmental Therapeutics : Q: I have suffered from mild to moderate Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) for years. It usually begins in late November. In the last two months, I have also been experiencing persistent insomnia... [MAY 3, 2020]
  19. Center for Environmental Therapeutics : Q: I use a light box on my desk at work all day during the fall and winter months. Should I limit the amount of time I keep it on? [MAY 3, 2020]
  20. Center for Environmental Therapeutics : Q: Is there a rule of thumb for deciding whether to use the light box at a later time than recommended? [MAY 3, 2020]
  21. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Sleep and circadian instability in delayed sleep-wake phase disorder [APR 29, 2020]
  22. Philadelphia Inquirer : How school closings due to coronavirus are helping parents see benefits of later start times for teens | Expert Opinion [APR 29, 2020]
  23. Southwest Journal of Pulmonary & Critical Care : Sleep tips for shift workers in the time of pandemic [APR 29, 2020]
  24. JAMA Pediatrics : Association of Delaying School Start Time With Sleep Duration, Timing, and Quality Among Adolescents [APR 27, 2020]
  25. Journal of Sleep Research : Temporal associations between morningness/eveningness, problematic social media use, psychological distress and daytime sleepiness: Mediated roles of sleep quality and insomnia among young adults [APR 27, 2020]