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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on July 10th, 2020

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Recent Circadian Rhythm News, 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.


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. Human reproduction : Adverse effects of circadian desynchrony on the male reproductive system: an epidemiological and experimental study [JUL 3, 2020]
  2. UT Southwestern Medical Center : Understanding The Circadian Clocks of Individual Cells [JUL 2, 2020]
  3. HealthDay : Sleeping In on Weekends Won't Erase Your 'Sleep Debt' [JUN 30, 2020]
  4. Journal of Applied Physiology : Free-running circadian breathing rhythms are eliminated by suprachiasmatic nucleus lesion [JUN 29, 2020]
  5. Nature and Science of Sleep : Impact of Mandatory Wake Time on Sleep Timing, Sleep Quality and Rest-Activity Cycle in College and University Students Complaining of a Delayed Sleep Schedule: An Actigraphy Study [JUN 25, 2020]
  6. Journal of Circadian Rhythms : The Influence of Shift Work on the Quality of Sleep and Executive Functions [JUN 24, 2020]
  7. Journal of Clinical Medicine : A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Evaluating the Evidence Base of Melatonin, Light Exposure, Exercise, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Patients With Insomnia Disorder [JUN 22, 2020]
  8. Electronics 360 : Scientists isolate narrow band of blue light that disrupts circadian rhythms [JUN 18, 2020]
  9. Inverse : One twist to exercise could help reset a misaligned body clock: study [JUN 16, 2020]
  10. JAMA/Neurology : Association of Circadian Abnormalities in Older Adults With an Increased Risk of Developing Parkinson Disease [JUN 15, 2020]
  11. Psychiatry Advisor : Acupuncture Improves Sleep, Melatonin Levels in Pregnancy-Related Insomnia [JUN 15, 2020]
  12. University of California San Francisco : Disrupted circadian rhythms linked to later Parkinson's diagnoses [JUN 15, 2020]
  13. Health.com : Is It Safe to Take Melatonin Every Night? Here's What Sleep Experts Say [JUN 9, 2020]
  14. Journal of Biological Rhythms : Afternoon School Start Times Are Associated with a Lack of Both Social Jetlag and Sleep Deprivation in Adolescents [JUN 8, 2020]
  15. Journal of Biological Rhythms : Environmental Circadian Disruption Increases Stroke Severity and Dysregulates Immune Response [JUN 8, 2020]
  16. Sleep Medicine Research : Physical Activity for Prevention and Management of Sleep Disturbances [JUN 8, 2020]
  17. Brinkwire : Light from street lamps ‘linked to 10% higher risk of breast cancer’, experts warn [JUN 4, 2020]
  18. Scientific Reports : Sleep disturbance-related depressive symptom and brain volume reduction in shift-working nurses [JUN 4, 2020]
  19. Outlook : Artificial light at night linked to high breast cancer risk [JUN 3, 2020]
  20. JAMA/Psychiatry : Effect of Suvorexant vs Placebo on Total Daytime Sleep Hours in Shift Workers [JUN 2, 2020]
  21. The Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms : Short Sleep Duration and Extremely Delayed Chronotypes in Uruguayan Youth: The Role of School Start Times and Social Constraints [JUN 1, 2020]
  22. The Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms : Sleep and circadian rhythms: Evolutionary entanglement and local regulation [JUN 1, 2020]
  23. Shape : This Sleep Disorder Is a Legit Medical Diagnosis for Being an Extreme Night Owl [JUN 1, 2020]
  24. The Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms : Multiple caffeine doses maintain vigilance, attention, complex motor sequence expression, and manual dexterity during 77 hours of total sleep deprivation [MAY 31, 2020]
  25. The Guardian : Extreme night owls: ‘I can’t tell anyone what time I go to bed’ [MAY 31, 2020]