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Tuesday
Jun162015

Circadian Rhythms and Your Health

What time of night do you normally go to sleep?

Are you a self-proclaimed “midnight owl” who stays up until the wee hours working while others are sound asleep? Are you a fuddy-duddy, who as a rule gets to bed by 9:00 each evening?

I don’t remember who said it, but I once heard the phrase, “Nothing good ever happens after 10:00.”

Though there may be fun times to be had late into the evening on occasion, our ability to enjoy the evening well past sunset is a relatively new opportunity for humans. Just as many of the foods introduced to the human diet in the last few decades can wreak havoc on our health, never-ending hours of light may do the same.

 

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