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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on May 1st, 2020

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Recent Circadian Rhythm News, May 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 Health : Impact of shift work on blood pressure among emergency medical services clinicians and related shift workers: A systematic review and meta-analysis [APR 27, 2020]
  2. Society for Research on Biological Rhythms : Natural blues [APR 26, 2020]
  3. Sleep Health : Geographic variation in short and long sleep duration and poor sleep quality: a multilevel analysis using the 2015–2018 Canadian community health survey [APR 22, 2020]
  4. SLEEP : Effect of artificial dawn light on cardiovascular function, alertness, and balance in middle-aged and older adults [APR 20, 2020]
  5. C|Net : 5 sunrise alarm clocks that will wake you up gently [APR 17, 2020]
  6. Interface Focus : Sleep, circadian rhythms and health [APR 17, 2020]
  7. Clocks & Sleep : Psychological Screening for Exceptional Environments: Laboratory Circadian Rhythm and Sleep Research [APR 15, 2020]
  8. Scientific Reports : Chocolate for breakfast prevents circadian desynchrony in experimental models of jet-lag and shift-work [APR 10, 2020]
  9. Sleep Medicine : Sleep duration and timing in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): Evidence for circadian phase delay [APR 10, 2020]
  10. Sleep Health : Are cognitive variables that maintain insomnia also involved in shift work disorder? [APR 9, 2020]
  11. The Optical Society : "Blue" Light and Its Effect on Circadian Rhythms, Sleep, Alertness and Cognition (webinar) [APR 8, 2020]
  12. University of California San Diego : Aligning biological clock with day-night cycles [APR 8, 2020]
  13. Frontiers in Physiology : Clocks in the Wild: Entrainment to Natural Light [APR 2, 2020]
  14. The Telegraph : Coronavirus: Social distancing may be a rare chance to get our sleep patterns closer to what nature intended [APR 2, 2020]
  15. Cleveland Clinic : Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders [APR 1, 2020]
  16. Ingenta Connect : Aircrew Fatigue Perceptions, Fatigue Mitigation Strategies, and Circadian Typology [APR 1, 2020]
  17. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health : Interim NIOSH Training for Emergency Responders: Reducing Risks Associated with Long Work Hours—Circadian Rhythms and Circadian Clock [APR 1, 2020]
  18. Journal of Circadian Rhythms : Why We Sleep: A Hypothesis for an Ultimate or Evolutionary Origin for Sleep and Other Physiological Rhythms [MAR 30, 2020]
  19. Sleep Health : The relationship between shift-work, sleep, and mental health among paramedics in Australia [MAR 26, 2020
  20. Journal of Circadian Rhythms : Sleep and Reproductive Health [MAR 23, 2020]
  21. Sleep Review : Circadian Clock: Starlings Sleep Less on Full Moons and Summer Nights [MAR 23, 2020]
  22. Center for Environmental Therapeutics : A Toast to Michael W. Young, PhD [MAR 20, 2020]
  23. Journal of Advanced Transportation : Driving Fatigue Prediction Model considering Schedule and Circadian Rhythm [MAR 19, 2020]
  24. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Light interventions and sleep, circadian, behavioral, and psychological disturbances in dementia: A systematic review of methods and outcomes [MAR 19, 2020]
  25. ACS Omega : Synthesis of a New Water-Soluble Melatonin Derivative with Low Toxicity and a Strong Effect on Sleep Aid [MAR 16, 2020]