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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on August 21st, 2020

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Recent Circadian Rhythm News, Late Summer 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.



IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...

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. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : An exploratory analysis of the association of circadian rhythm dysregulation and insomnia with suicidal ideation over the course of treatment in individuals with depression, insomnia, and suicidal ideation [AUG 15, 2020]
  2. Cancer Health : Bright Outdoor Lights Linked to Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk [AUG 14, 2020]
  3. Scientific Reports : Sex and race influence objective and self-report sleep and circadian measures in emerging adults independently of risk for bipolar spectrum disorder [AUG 13, 2020]
  4. Journal of Sleep Research : Self‐reported sleep quality is more closely associated with mental and physical health than chronotype and sleep duration in young adults: A multi‐instrument analysis [AUG 11, 2020]
  5. Center for Environmental Therapeutics : Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time? [AUG 10, 2020]
  6. UT Southwestern Medical Center : Pinpointing the cells that keep the body's master circadian clock ticking [AUG 7, 2020]
  7. TIME : Individual Circadian Clocks Might Be the Next Frontier of Personalized Medicine [AUG 6, 2020]
  8. TIME : A Sleep Storyteller Reveals Her Secrets for Drifting Off Naturally [AUG 6, 2020]
  9. University of Michigan Health : How the Timing of Light Exposure Could Be Affecting Your Health [AUG 6, 2020]
  10. Psychiatric Times : Insomnia Associated With Shift Work Sleep Disorder [AUG 4, 2020]
  11. Contemporary Pediatrics : Melatonin helps children with ASD overcome insomnia [AUG 3, 2020]
  12. Sleep Review : FDA Grants Priority Review Vanda’s for Melatonin Receptor Agonist HETLIOZ (Tasimelteon) for Smith-Magenis Syndrome [AUG 3, 2020]
  13. The Moodie Davitt Report : Resetting the circadian rhythm: Sula Health debuts light therapy glasses and app [JUL 29, 2020]
  14. Valdosta Daily Times : Landmark Randomized Controlled Trial Demonstrates Efficacy of Big Health’s Daylight™ Digital Therapeutic in Improving Anxiety [JUL 29, 2020]
  15. European CEO : Scientific research is putting jet lag to bed [JUL 27, 2020]
  16. Canadian Journal of Public Health : Sleep and circadian rhythm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic [JUL 22, 2020]
  17. Invision : Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Discussing Blue Light Protection with Patients [JUL 21, 2020]
  18. Elemental : The Very Real Ways That Light Pollution Affects Your Sleep and Mood [JUL 16, 2020]
  19. Sleep Health : Association between sleep duration and differences between weekday and weekend sleep with body mass index & waist circumference among Black women in Sistertalk II [JUL 12, 2020]
  20. Neurology Advisor : Intrinsic Circadian Sleep-Wake Rhythm Disorders: Latest Guidance and Treatment [JUL 10, 2020]
  21. Chronobiology International : Chronotype and depressive symptoms in healthy subjects: the mediating role of hopelessness and subjective sleep quality [JUL 8, 2020]
  22. Grit Daily : 4 Secrets to Resetting Your Sleep Cycle [JUL 8, 2020]
  23. CBC Life : How to wake up without an alarm—and why it's worth trying [JUL 6, 2020]
  24. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Case ReportWhen reason sleeps: attempted suicide during the circadian night [JUL 6, 2020]
  25. SLEEP : Circadian tau differences and rhythm associations in delayed sleep–wake phase disorder and sighted non-24-hour sleep–wake rhythm disorder [JUL 3, 2020]